Day 8 of 30x30 - underwater

underwater kelp painting acrylic Pretty sure this is my first underwater scene! The reference photo is from Monterey Bay Aquarium. I've had it for years and thought it would make a good largish watercolor painting, whenever I get to paint it. Well, the time has come, and in the spirit of adventure, I did this in acrylic. I also took some progress photos and will post a step-by-step soon.

You might or might not have noticed that I missed Day 7 and did not post yesterday. This is mostly due to the fact that my painting time the night before got sabotaged by my son throwing a fit while climbing his bunk bed, falling and hitting his head. Normally, it wouldn't be a big deal, but Elijah has hemophilia. We wanted to make sure there was no internal bleeding and took him to the emergency room. He is fine.

acrylic painting detail

closeup of acrylic painting