Cheerful and Colorful Paintings

Cheerful and Colorful Paintings in Oil, Acrylic, Mixed Media and Collage

Monday, September 30, 2013

Watercolor Beach Painting, Dreams of the Turtle King 13088, Day 30 of the Leslie Saeta 30/30 challenge, ArtByte Collage Tutorial, Book of Poems, Dreams of the Turtle King by Denise Bossarte. Illustrated by Texas Contemporary Artist Nancy Standlee

Dreams of the Turtle King 13088 SOLD
11x10 watercolor, pen and ink
Bockingford Rough 140 lb paper, Nakimi Falcon pen, Lexington Gray Ink
with Metallic Pearlescent and Interference paints by MicaColor

My paintings are available on the Daily Paintworks gallery page HERE.

I have an ArtByte, an affordable collage tutorial available HERE.  

This painting is an illustration for a book of poems, Dreams of the Turtle King, written by Denise Bossarte that should be available on Amazon around first of December, 2013.  Denise is a Texas photographer and a member of Artists of Texas. 
This is the cover illustration for the book with Denise's vision of a sea turtle with an orange coral crown. I decided this sea turtle needed some glitz and I've had three sets of metallic, pearlescent, and interference paints by MicaColor that I've finally used and love the result. The instructions say you can mix with regular watercolor but I used these straight from the round palettes and in layers for an opaque look. To see and read about them, check HERE.
 It is hard to get a true photo of the shiny paints but I think when it is professionally scanned the colors will be more true. Denise is the owner of this painting.  I'm working on these each day, posting them on my Daily Paintworks Gallery and website and Facebook, sending them to Denise to be scanned, and matting in a 14x11 mat and shipping when sold, and allow 2 weeks for the painting to be mailed if you purchase.

 Last day posting on the 30/30 and I've been able to post each day. To see work by other artists who are following along with the 30/30 go to the Leslie Saeta blog. It has been a challenge to paint and post each day and she may be planning another in January so if you are interested, add it to your bucket list. 

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