This is a painting of 2 vaquitas, which are the most endangered mammals in the world. They are small dolphins. The smiles that you see are how they actually look. It’s important to save them! One place to donate to is: https://porpoise.org/save-the-vaquita/
or more generally to dolphins: https://www.worldwildlife.org/species/vaquita.
Thinking of the wonders of the ocean and imagining dolphins and s sea turtle among the coral reef of Florida waters.
Last week, I read an ad from Daniel Smith about an artist named Julie Karlsson who was promoting the use of Daniel Smith watercolor paints and watercolor ground. I have used watercolor ground but not a dark color. I ordered Mars Black but it did not arrive yet so I used white ground and dark blue as a background. Then I used several watercolor and gouache paints to come up with this scene of dolphins swimming at night.
I have always liked the colorful Aboriginal Art. This is my rendition of a circle of dolphins.
Here are the images of my third pillow. This one was a real “project”. I was very happy with the end result. Hopefully you will be too!
Dolphins and the full painting were done in gouache paint. Then I applied a light blue watercolor overlay.