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Thursday, February 22, 2007

The Seashell Dolphin

I have finally finished the Seashell dolphin. It goes up for auction on Saturday for charity, so I'm not sure where it's final home in Virginia Beach is. Once I find out who the high bidder was, I'll post it on the blog so you all know where his new home will be. These are all the photos of the process.

Step 1: First I have to prime the Dolphin.

Step2: I painted it blue and then I marked off with tape the seashells I wanted to draw. I then cut out the area I wanted to paint and then painted the basic coats of the seashells.

Step3: I painted more detail on the shells and then removed the painters tape. I did the whole thing on the other side of the dolphin as well.

Step4:I painted a bluish border around the seashells.

Step 5:I took the dolphin outside and flung paint all over it. That was lots of fun!

Step 6: I added some artsy squiggles and put a couple coats of Clear coat on it to protect it from the weather. And that's it! The finished Dolphin!


Kellie! said...

Congrats Cattina, looks great!

Emilie said...

I think it's really cool!!

YOSHi said...
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YOSHi said...

Hi, Cattina. You are really good artist!

Well, sorry wrong Yoshi though. I went to VCU not ODU. so you are friend with Shei! :)

Nice to meet you!

Shei said...

Thanks for the kind words! Yours aren't bad either! You should be proud -- you're obviously generating more output than Leslie and I combined! Don't you just love 'going back to the roots?!' Somehow it redeems my soul from the daily....$%^&*!!!

Love the dolphins!