Wednesday

Humpback Whale in watercolor...


Here he is .. now swathed in his watery watercolor layers..



  I have felt such a connection to this piece that I had resisted getting to the watercolor as I had so enjoyed my humpback friend even in the early stages as seen here.. in a previous post.

but I am so happy with the result.. painting this was such a beautiful experience ' almost a spiritual journey' .. I feel like I had celestial company alongside my brush.


This is the first in my new series titled -'Sacred Ocean'

'Humpback'
8.5 x 11 inches
Watercolor 
 Hotpress 140 lb




I hope you can get a sense of the sacred connection I was feeling for this gentle giant as he appeared on my paper...

XX Helen

PS.. so happy to have prints available in my little store The Willows Nest.. 

24 comments:

  1. i just love him! i think one of those prints is going to need to come home with me soon.

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  2. He is fabulous!!!

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  3. Well done, Helen. I think the magic is in its small but very visible eye. I also like the diagonal composition. Beautiful.

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  4. @ K ,,yay thanks..Im so glad you liked him!!

    @Kristen..lovely.. thankyou so much xx

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  5. @ Mindful Drawing..Hi Paula..wow..that's neat to hear what appealed.. you are right I am drawn to his eye..thank you!

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  6. Helen,

    He is beautiful - you are SO talented!

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  7. hi Denise.. thankyou!! Hope you have a lovely Thursday!

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  8. This is great, I loved it.. you are what a talented person.....

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  9. cafenohut thank you!! I so appreciate that you visited!

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  10. Just Gorgeous.....your ability the texture you have created with WATERCOLOR...you are so so so talented!

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  11. Thank you Shawn.. I am delighted with your visit and your lovely comments!

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  12. Wow wow WOW! Absolutely stunning and majestic. The subtle shades and shadows are gorgeous! More, please!

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  13. hey Bella you seriously rock!! thank you thank you thank you!!!!!
    xx H

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  14. I got so excited! I did not see the link to the prints. Gotta get one. Thanks.

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  15. Hi Ces thankyou !! Yay so glad you liked him!!
    Unfortunately I deleted your first gorgeous comment by mistake :(
    But that was lovely ,that comment meant alot coming from a master illustrator like you :)

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  16. Almost a 'no words' experience - he is stunning... You are a master with watercolours! The feel of texture & shading - WOW, truly magical!

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  17. thankyou Yvonne.. what a lovely comment to wake up to :)

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  18. thankyou Hivenn..I appreciate your visit and comment:)

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  19. Hahahaha! I have that effect on people. They get so excited, they erase or delete me. Heheheheh!

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  20. Amazing! Very beautiful and serene. What is it about whales and dolphins that we love so much? Whatever it is, you captured it. Such a wonderful face (head?) and lovely lines, and it looks like he's gliding along even on a white background.

    (And thanks for coming to visit! Oh, and I favorited your wonderful shop!)

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  21. Thanks Cindy!.. I so enjoyed your comment!.. you're right there is a real connection for a lot of people to these wonderful creatures :)

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  22. Love this piece Helen!

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I love to read your comments, thank you xx