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Wednesday, February 17, 2010


This lionfish was done for the WDE on WetCanvas from a photo reference by "mbeckett." Mike had such great photos it was hard to decide which ones to do. I did the grapes below and this one. This is 7.5 x 11 in watercolors.


Lin said...

ANOTHER BEAUTY! Hope the snow hasn't kept you indoorS!

Helen Percy Lystra said...

Both of these from the wde are beautiful Joan, can't decide which I like best as they are both winners.

AutumnLeaves said...

How beautiful!!

Mithila said...

Fantastic! However do you manage to get such an even dark-coloured wash like the one you've used for the background?

Joan said...

Lin - Thank you. The weather has been pretty clear.

Helen - You are so kind! Thanks so much.

Sherry - Thank you.

Mithila - Thanks! I did several layers of a dark mix of alizerin crimson and veridian until it looked almost black.

Holly Lombardo said...

this is terrific! I wanted to be a marine biologist once...and this was one of my favorite fish! nicely done...hope all is well!

Joan said...

Holly - Thanks so much. I can see you as a marine biologist easily!