Friday, August 24, 2012

Toucan Framed in Lucky Bamboo

Colors of the Tropics

Lucky Toucan 
5" x 8" Watercolor by Colleen K Carrigan (c) 2012

Here is a fun miniature watercolor 5" x 8" of a toucan that is framed in lucky bamboo.
I enjoy using bright rich colors; the really stand out against the dark areas of this beautiful bird.

This summer I am spending time with my family.  We have been traveling and relaxing.  Fall is on the wing and then it will be time for 'throwing lots of paint' in precise areas on miniature canvases.  :)

Monday, February 13, 2012

ACEO Dolphin and Tropical Fish Prismacolor Fantasy Bubbles

Dolphin Doodles and Sea Scribbles

What a fun time I am having creating colorful dolphin and tropical fish art cards using a set of 72 lovely Prismacolor pencils my daughter gave me for my birthday.  These fantasy cards are flowing and bubbling with rich hues and on SALE in my eBay gallery. 

I worked in the marine aquarium field for 12 years as a biologist and enjoyed all the aspects of caring for tropical reef fish and sharks.  Creating my Dolphin Doodles and Sea Scribbles series, brings back a flood of wonderful memories.  I even purchased J.D. Sachs Marine Aquarium Version: 2.6.2 app for my iPod and enjoy listening to the gentle bubbles and viewing the beautiful fish swimming about, as I'm coloring mine.  

During my early school years I recall having a teacher gently scold me for 'doodling' on my math papers.  It was so much more entertaining than subtraction!  So here I am today - still Doodling. :)

Dolphin 'Ripples of Color' SOLD

Copper Banded Butterfly Fish Sold

Clown trigger fish 

Regal Angelfish Sold