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Under-watercolors

Not much time to write this week. I’m painting watercolors to decorate my niece & nephew’s nursery. There will be 9 total, two down, only 7 more to go (for this wall anyway!) I help take care of my niece every other week, because daycare is expensive these days!

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They are 18X24 inches. We’re doing one wall dedicated to creatures of the Pacific ocean (above: the noble sheep crab, below: a very spirited jellyfish). One wall will be dedicated to animals of the California wetlands and estuaries, and the last to animals of the California woodland areas. You see a lot of nurseries with alphabet letters, and other educationally themed decor, we’ve decided to do more of an education focused on the natural world!

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You can see my reflection in this one! Not my best angle, I took the photo with the painting set on the ottoman, and me looking down from a standing position.

3/12/13 Here’s an update (original post March 6th 2013): Two new additions (and one in progress)

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Here’s a green sea turtle on the move. I’m debating as to whether or not I should add a back flipper. In the reference picture you couldn’t see one, but I feel like he looks unfinished. What do you say?

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A bioluminescent squid (this paint glows in the dark and is blacklight sensitive.)

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Two garibaldis in progress (again, glow in the dark/blacklight sensitive paint) the one with the blue spots is a juvenile.

Update: 3/15/13 Garibaldi’s are finished. This one is a combination watercolor and acrylic

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Update: 3/27/13

I actually finished this one last week, but I’ve been slow to post! A bioluminescent octopus, glow in the dark and black light sensitive!

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Update: April 4th 2013, a cute Spanish shawl nudibranch joins the team.

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This nursery will also serve as a playroom when my nephew comes to visit!

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2 Comments

  1. Muffin Man · March 15, 2013 Reply

    They’re so cute I might just explo…KABOOM!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Marcotte N' Marcotte · March 15, 2013 Reply

    Oops, sorry about that!

    When you say cute, are you talking about the babies or the paintings? ;P

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