from a dad's view

Manatee Sea Cow – watercolor

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My daughters are getting ready to move to Florida and one will be working with Winter the dolphin missing a tail replaced by a prosthetic. There was a movie released about it called A Dolphin Tail starring Harry Connick, Jr. and Ashley Judd. She will be working with several mammals at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Along with that, she will be swimming with these huge but adorable creatures. \
I have painted several wildlife of different colors series and they seem to be really popular, so I thought that I would do one of the Manatee to go with the series. Although this one isn’t finished yet, it is all watercolor and will be matted to fit a 16″ x 20″ frame.

I hope you enjoy, and I will post the final product once finished.

4 responses

  1. Pat

    How exciting for your daughter to be able to work with these beautiful, gentle animals. This is a lovely painting.

    March 21, 2014 at 10:04 am

  2. The water and light are perfectly done!

    March 21, 2014 at 2:56 pm

  3. What an exciting job for your daughter. I love the way you painted the water surface above the manatee. He really looks suspended in the water.

    March 27, 2014 at 6:34 pm

  4. I rather like the design of this as it is, Ryan. All thatwhite space allows for up close and personal look at the manatee.

    April 1, 2014 at 8:33 am

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