Let's Paint Dolphins
Practice Graded Wash With Dolphins
Let's Paint DolphinsGreat Practice in Watercolor Washes With A Simple But Effective Painting
Use your favorite blues for this quick watercolor composition of playful dolphins in the deep blue sea.
Student paintings have turned out better than mine. See them in the comments of the Introduction and post YOUR painting, too!
Opaque white was used for the highlights.
Hi, I'm Deb Watson - a self taught artist and long time watercolor teacher
My story is simple.
I loved drawing from childhood, but was discouraged from art as a waste of time. So, I became a nurse, worked at a lot of hospitals and raised a family. But I kept painting.
Over time, I became better at the realism I loved, and just kept working toward improving through painting and self-study. I've always enjoyed painting scenes from my life and small town community (which I call my Small Town America series).
My paintings are not usually famous or majestic subjects, often they're just everyday stuff I see around. But I see so much beauty there, and show it to the rest of the world by painting it.
Now, my watercolors have been in exhibits and won awards across the nation. Yet, it's when my art connects me to other people that it's really done what I wanted, and teaching certainly does that!