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Blue Lobster watercolor painting

blue lobster watercolor painting

My newest watercolor, a blue lobster. 11x17 inches.
I had fun with all the subtle hues of blue in the painting. I've always found blue to be a fun, easy color to work with. Funny, but colors like green and red are much harder to work with, at least for me. 
This is a rare blue color morph variety of the American Lobster. About 1 in 2 million lobsters are blue according to the University of Maine Lobster Institute. You can read more about it here if interested.

blue lobster watercolor print

Above is a close up of one of my prints, which are now up in the shop.

The prints are archival and measure 11x17 inches.. You can find them here:
http://www.dswatercolors.com/product/blue-lobster-watercolor-art-print
 

Golden Retriever watercolor painting

This is a new dog portrait of a Golden Retriever I finished up last month. I just added a limited run of prints in the shop. You can find them here: Golden Retriever Print

golden retriever watercolor print

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

Summer bird watercolors

A few summery bird watercolors added to my bird gallery this morning.

Snowy Egret watercolor painting
A Snowy Egret watercolor, 15 x 10 inches.
These are always fun to spot during summers at the beach. This was based off one I saw at the Wetlands Institute in Stone Harbor, New Jersey. I went for the green of the salt marsh as a background.

Killdeer watercolor
Killdeer, 8 x 10" watercolor
I always enjoy painting killdeer and plovers for the pop of orange in their eyes.

Hummingbird watercolor
Female Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Something a bit different for me, and not how you typically think of hummingbirds, but this was based on a hummingbird I watched at dusk who came to sit on a branch after feeding at a patch of native impatiens.
 

American Redstart watercolor

I just updated my bird watercolor gallery with some new ones from this year, including this female American Redstart. A small warbler with orange markings.

American redstart painting

Cat watercolor painting

Happy Wednesday! This is Alfie. A new cat portrait I finished the other week. Had fun with the short hair texture in the face. Pretty happy with how this one turned out and I think it makes a nice addition to my gallery of cat portraits, which you can find here:
http://www.dswatercolors.com/gallery/cat-watercolors

cat watercolor painting

Bird watercolor art prints

Some recent additions to the shop! These are some new bird watercolors I painted earlier in the year for the show I had in May. They are all printed on nice heavyweight art paper, signed and dated, and come with a standard size archival mat. Ready to put in a frame.
Red-bellied Woopecker art print

Red-bellied Woodpecker watercolor print / 8x10" print / with 11x14" mat


Kingfisher art print

Belted Kingfisher watercolor print / 8x10" print / 11x14" mat

Downy woodpecker art print

Downy Woodpecker watercolor print / 5x7" print / 8x10" mat

 

Watercolor Yellow Lab Art Print

Just added this limited edition print to the shop. A signed and numbered print of a yellow labrador retriever watercolor I painted last year.

yellow lab watercolor print

The print is 8x10" and printed on thick etching rag art paper, which has the texture of a smooth watercolor paper. It is an edition of 50 prints.

Below, a shot of the matted print. The print comes with an archival white mat - ready to stick in an 11x14" frame or give as a gift!

You can find the print in my shop here: Yellow Lab watercolor print


yellow labrador retriever watercolor print

Bird Watercolors Art Show, Kensington MD

Some of my new bird watercolors are up for the month of May at the Chesapeake Framing Company in Kensington MD. If you're in the area stop by! I have about 15 new watercolors for sale. They are all local birds of the Maryland / mid East Coast area.

kingfisher watercolor

8x10" Belted Kingfisher Watercolor

maryland bird watercolor show

david scheirer bird watercolors

A couple watercolors, pre-framed. A Downy woodpecker and a Killdeer.

 

New birds watercolors

A couple new bird watercolors I've been working on for my upcoming show. The show will be here in Maryland and will feature local birds found in the area.
cardinal watercolor
Male Cardinal in snow
8x6" watercolor

bird watercolors

A female Ruby-throated Hummingbird and a White-throated Sparrow sitting on my desk, both about complete.Barn swallow watercolor
Barn Swallow
8x6" watercolor