Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Dolphin ~ Symbol of Playfulness and Cooperation

"We don't stop playing because we grow old;
we grow old because we stop playing."
~ George Bernard Shaw






Dolphin Spirit ~ Natural Rhythums
Day 22

Social ~ Relaxation ~ Exercise ~ Exuberance

~  8.5 x 6.5" Hand Painted Watercolor on Yupo Paper
Matted and Framed to 10" x 8"


Painting Options

I'm finishing up late again tonight because most of the morning was spent online trying to resolve an issue with my Google accounts. Sooo frustrating, but I persevered and after three and a half hours, finally got it resolved - YAY!!  The headache remained for the rest of the day though. I'm sure you can relate!


Here's a few in-progress shots for today's painting.

First Step - Paint the eyes and body.
Because I wanted the dolphin lighter than the
background, I started with light to medium mid-tones.


Second Step -
The background wash and swirls were added.


Third Step -
As in previous posts, the painting was finished
by adding the calligraphy, lifting a little pigment
here and there and adding a few darks and darker mid-tones.


Dolphion Spirit -  Full frame/ Uncropped

Thanks again for all the comments and emails
from old friends and new!
I hope you are having a playful day.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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