… under the sea! So sang the Beatles. Well, the nearest I can get is the DecoArt Media Under The Sea challenge, so here is my offering.underthesea

I started with a 10″x8″ canvas board, slathered with a thick coat of Media White Gesso to get the texture going. Base coat followed: Media tinting base blended with (starting from the top) Cobalt Teal Hue, Cobalt Turquoise Hue, and Phthalo Green-Blue Fluid Acrylics. Wavy seaweed is Phthalo Green-Blue and Phthalo Green-Yellow straight from the pot.

The sea floor is Burnt Umber Fluid Acrylic applied on Andy Skinner’s ‘Industrial’ Texture stamp, and Cobalt Teal Hue on Andy’s ‘Toxic’ Texture stamp adds to the background. The bubbles are stencilled on with Media Modelling Paste. The rays of light filtering through the water are dry brushed with Media Metallic Silver.

The diver is painted with Quinacridone Gold and Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide, the trio of fish are in Diarylide Yellow tinted with Trans Yellow Iron Oxide. The stuck on fibre board crabs, sea stars, shells, rocks, etc., are painted with various Media Fluid acrylics. The dark vignette edge is a wash of Prussian Blue. White highlights were added with a gel pen, and the ‘Journey’ stamp is archival ink.

  1. joiatrr says:

    I’m smiling Kim. Your creativity just makes me feel happy. It looks like your sea world is a shimmering happy place. Your colors are so bright and fun. Love all the textures you made with Andy’s stamps and those are great bubbles too. Thanks bunches for sharing your super project in our DecoArt Media Under the Sea Challenge. joi

    • KP says:

      Thank you, Joi! It’s a great challenge and an opportunity to splash out with the colours.
      Happy is good! We all need that.

      Thanks for dropping by.

  2. What a cute, fun canvas Kim! It gave me a good laugh and a big smile. Thanks for joining us in the DecoArt Media Under the Sea Challenge.

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