Nantucket - Song of the Whales

Nantucket - Song of the Whales - student project

I loved Ana's class and loved her examples but for my project I chose to do a painting that combined a small map of Nantucket and an undersea view of dancing whales.

I started with the exercises but the watercolor took so long to dry I ended up combining the moon with the background exercises.

Then I did the Watercolor painting.

Then I did the same idea with acrylics, reusing a little wooden panel by painting over it. The second design is slightly different because the panel was longer and narrower than the paper.  The second version took much longer than the first as I had to paint 2 layers of everything to achieve the desired opaque quality.

 

I like them both  - Do you have a favorite?  It was a great class, thank you Ana.