I’ve gotten the old paintbrushes out again, and splodged a few watercolours around a piece of paper. It’s Natural Beauty time over at Doodlewash with today’s theme being Sea Life, so I thought I’d venture down that old road again. As usual, I had an idea as to what I wanted in my head… dolphins leaping out of the waves, whales in the background and not a cloud to be seen in the sky… so I painted a coral scene. I couldn’t have made it any more difficult for myself, what with all of those green circles and a school of fish in the background and an hour to do it in… but I did it. In just under two hours. It’s nice and colourful, if a bit rough… but hey. I had fun during the time I did it!

I even managed to paint in an optical illusion while I was at it. Absolutely intended, of course!

The goldfish in the centre at the bottom… next to the crab… its head isn’t sticking out of the sand, oh no… it’s peeping from out of a little hidey hole there in the coral.

Next time, I’ll paint something a little easier… with more time… neaten it up a little, that kind of thing.

If you’d like to have a go and join the World Watercolour Group, visit Charlie’s site at the link above.

 

Posted by Tom Merriman

A future writer living in the present day

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  1. Well done TL…Love the look, the feel, the colors…A great pic. Keep on with it Tom….VK 🙂

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    1. Thanks, VK. Will do… I think I’m improving, even if I say so myself! 😀

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  2. Wow, I think you did real good at sea life representation Tom. I love it. Under two hours is wonderful, it is great just as it is.

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    1. Well, thank you, Hélène! 😀
      First actual watercolour I’ve done for a while, but I’m happy with it!

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    1. Oo! Thank you, Jodi! 😀

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    1. :D. And thank you, Lana! 😀

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  3. It’s lovely, great job especially in two hours.

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    1. Thanks, Claire. I have to limit the time I have otherwise I’d get nothing else done! 😉 😀

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  4. This is really cool! I love all those bright poppy colors! Beautiful painting!😍

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    1. Thanks, Charlie. It looks a little rough close-up, but I blame that on the water…

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  5. Beautiful Tom.. Loved the colours.. And its vibrant yet calming, just as the ocean world is..
    And wonderful in the time.. 🙂

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    1. Thanks again, Sue. It was calming to paint as well… especially the turtle!

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      1. Yes it is amazing how calming and absorbing it can be.. xxx

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  6. Good effort Tom – far better than I’d be able to manage!!! 🙂

    God Bless my friend!!! 🙂

    Prenin.

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