Minerals Watercolor Painting

This is my newest watercolor. An illustrated alphabet of minerals. It features 26 crystals, gems and other minerals, and is labeled in handwritten print.
minerals watercolor painting
I put a lot of hours into this one and had a lot of fun painting the range of colors and textures of all the different minerals. It was also interesting to learn about all of them and about minerals in general.

Here are a few detail images.

minerals watercolor illustration
Above, a few of my favorites. The purple variety of Quartz, aka Amethyst. Radioactive Uraninite. Cubed Pyrite crystals, and a Limonite cube - formed when it replaces Pyrite and keeps the same shape (known as pseudomorphing).

Below, maybe my favorite of the series, Olivine - the gem variety known as Peridot. Also a childhood favorite Serpentine. Maybe I'm a little partial to green?

minerals illustration

11x14 inch prints, pictured below, are available in the store. You can find them here:
http://www.dswatercolors.com/product/mineral-alphabet-watercolor-print

minerals art print

Comments

Aborto the minerals

I am a paiter and I want to Paint a picture about minerals. I have a scketch on my Facebook. I love your Painting of minerals.
Have a nice day, Miguel Tomas

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