Wednesday, 2 May 2018

UNDERWATER FLORA AND FAUNA

Can you have underwater flora and fauna?

If so, then this is my entry for Jo's great theme "Flora and Fauna" at "Art Journal Journey", the great challenge site which gives us a new theme to inspire us every single month.

Here is my original painting, made with watercolours and a little stamping  




and here it is underwater.
I think the flora is at the top and the fauna, strange underwater creatures, are below.
Did you know that colours change under water?




And nearby there is a starfish and her friends.




Isn't it great that we can have and keep our original painting and also change and enhance it with photo-editing.

I'm also linking to "Moo-Mania" where the theme is "Flowers".

30 comments:

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, what an amazing painting and digital enhancements! Yes it could be Marine or Freshwater Flora and Fauna, and I love to go snorkeling so your amazing starfish reminds me of the happy hours I have spent looking at the different marine life. Your original painting captures my imagination as well, are those three fluffy bunny rabbit tails peeking out from the grasses at the bottom of the page? Maybe they are watching the pretty flowers swaying in the sunshine ...lol 😉. Then as I look at the underwater scene I'm transported back to the ocean as they change to sea urchins ...lol 😉. What a wonderful post, thanks so much for the inspiration and joining in the fun at Art Journal Journey! J 😊 x

Little Artbee said...

Oh how lovely to choose underwater life. Your paintings look great. I like the starfish so much and both versions of colors.You did a great job, a wonderful inspiration again.
Hope you feel fine and wish you a happy May time.
Hugs
Sabine

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Of course you can have underwater flora and fauna. Yours is so amazing, vibrant, bold, and exciting, and I am simply in love with both entries, including the digital enhancements you chose. This is a really lovely first entry for your May Art Journal Journey pages. I'm sure we'll see more because this theme seems to fit you perfectly, dear Sheila.

My name is Erika. said...

You can have underwater flora and fauna.That is a fact! I love both of these pieces Sheila. The bottom one looks like a giant seastar to me. Really really cool! This is a great post and very clever too. Maybe you feel that little peak under water because no painters could see you there. Hee-hee. Hugs-Erika

Lenie said...

I was thinking about that too. I am creating underwater flora and fauna too but it has not finished. Your seastar is so wonderful with all those little fishes!

SusuPetal said...

Your works make me want to take a dive into turquoise!

froebelsternchen said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS and I want to just go diving now!
A fantastic first entry of you for the May theme of Jo! I am looking forward to more!
Big Hugs and thanks for joining the May collection at AJJ!
So happy you have time for art Sheila! I don't have any time just now as my brother is with us and I enjoy every minute with him, so no much time for internet or art.But family is so much more important - I really enjoy it!
Hugs, Susi

craftytrog said...

Wow! The original is stunning and I love the variations Sheila! xxx

Terri Petersen said...

So lovely Sheila! I love how the colors changed underwater.

Meggymay said...

The original page looks fabulous and I love the versions that you edited as well. Thank you for the reminder that plants do grow in the sea, something we tend not to think about.
Yvonne xx

limmelon said...

Strange creatures that go bump in the night, or perhaps squish if underwater. Gorgeous ! Love your creative combinations of painting and photoshop. Love it, Awesome !!

Rosie said...

Wonderful painted flowers.

Thank you for joining us at MOO MANIA & MORE

sirkkis said...

Oooh Sheila, I really love your most beautiful, gorgeous underwater scenes. Everyone is fabulous!
Have a lovely weekend, my friend xx

froebelsternchen said...

Great to see you linking to Moo Mania & More as well dear Sheila! Happy weekend! Hugs, Susi

johanna said...

a wonderful underwater world. for sure it so rich of species, we don´t yet know all of them. and you showed us some Special ones:) i like the kaleidoscop effect you made the starfish with. aaaawesome!! but i also like the first variations. a cool world you created!
have a nice week:) xox, johanna

Dortesjs said...

great waterworld, this is really beautiful

Rike said...

Your underwater flora and fauna watercolour painting is amazing! I like the original but also the digital version, the colours are great, now we see that they change under water!
The seastar is a beauty - cool how you found it under water!
Wish you a nice week! Rike xx

Jackie said...

Your above water flora and fauna look wonderful - I just love those colours, such a great combination, Sheila. The underwater version looks good too and I love the starfish! Jx

Annie said...

WOW. Yes, it is amazing how an original painting takes on a whole new look and atmosphere with photo editing. It always amazes me. I love this one in both forms. On the shoreline in the bright sun and deep down in the dark sea underworld. Your imagination is boundless and always so inspiring. Ooooo...fuzzy edges! Definitely a watery look.

Lowcarb team member said...

A nice collection here, I particularly like the starfish and her friends ...
Happy May Wishes, this year is going by way too quickly!

All the best Jan

Corrine at corrinegilman.com said...

I spy a bunny under water. Didn’t know they could swim. Great and colorful fun as usual xox

Christine said...

Lovely work!

Sue (this n that) said...

Hello Sheila! I absolutely love and enjoy your underwater world... wow, it's so full of colour and mysterious shapes and creatures. So well done in your beautiful style :D) xx

Linda Kunsman said...

trying to play catch up from AJJ...so I guess I need o just follow you(done).I love the original page but the color play on the other is more mysterious. And then again I love the starfish!

Sharon Fritchman said...

Hi Sheila! I LOVE your creativity, my friend! I didn't know that colors change under water!!!!! Your works are fun, fabulous, and spark my imagination, too! Thank you! HUGS!

Margik said...

Love your fabulous paintings, both versions are so creative! The starfish is a great piece too, I think it's my favorite. Brilliant as always, Sheila!
Mar :)

Gibby Frogett said...

oh... I thought I'd commented on this before - sorry Sheila. I bet it was Daves fault - he's always distracting me and I remember repeating your question about can you have under water flora and fauna and Dave said of course :)
Fabulous pieces (of course!!!) and they look like they are painted on silk to me.
Love your digital enhancements but its these things that are filling up my PC space and hard to stop making and deleting ha ha
Gill xxxx

ULKAU said...

Oh, I almost missed this garden...of course I like it best in the original! I find the three cacti with the red spines particularly nice! They look like they're dancing...
Ulrike

kat said...

These are so beautiful! It feels like Spring came here, I love the soft glow these have!

janie said...

Love that the colours change underwater, I like the underwater one the best and love the starfish