Saturday Swim

bseahorse copy

Published by elenacaravela

My world is a wonder of visual candy and foreboding shadow shapes vying every waking moment for my full attention.

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  1. Exciting piece Elena – you knew exactly where little touches of blue work perfectly in the piece! I learn every time I see one of your drawings.

  2. I love your watercolors! My teacher has me working in oil this summer and I am reminded how much I would like to return to my watery, water color paints. How big is the original Seahorse and did you paint from memory/imagination?

    1. Hi Marian! Let me first say that I’ve come late to watercolor I’ve been working with it for about a year. I was most comfortable with opaque medium. I suppose I love them all and I’m learning from each to apply to all. This seahorse sketch is 11″x14″. I started with a picture of a seahorse just for general information and inspiration, then I riffed on it changing color, structure and simplifying shapes. The fish sprang from my head and onto the page. I knew I wanted some dimension and or atmosphere, so I used scale to play with that illusion. The brush took over re:the shapes and shenanigans of the little fish. Thanks for asking, and have fun with your oils!

  3. Oo la-la…. I so missed your blog—another beauty for your collection–which, of course, will one day be bound up in hard covers for us all to enjoy and keep.

  4. Very nice again, dear Elena. You have chosen a very beautiful theme to illustrate, – marine life. Thank you so much for sharing.
    Have a wonderful Sunday! Big hugs, much love, Stefania! 🙂

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