Els Mommers – D


Inspiration:  Corals and fishes growing and living in the tropical seas. For the letter D I choose the Four stripe Damselfish

The background is handpainted with a lot of water and Pebeo paint. The fishes and the elkhorn coral I painted on fabric prepared with gesso. The fan coral is made with colored puffpaste. All the other coral is shrinked tyvek and painted lutrador

The whole piece is covered with silver grey organza and some pieces of shimmering open woven sheer fabric. The sea is quilted with a bubble motif.

Pictures of the whole process can be seen on my blog: http://kunamola.blogspot.com

Detail views:

  1. a bold mixing of colors for the corals!

  2. Magnificent, as usual, tropical aquarium. Gorgeous colours and details.

  3. Great design I feel like I am scuba diving on the reef.

  4. Another great piece in your fish series. I really admire the way that you build up your work with so many layers and techniques, very effective.

  5. Maryte Collard

    Looks like one more piece of incredible artistic approach and workmanship. The sheer fabric and organza gives me a look of sunshine playing with water in the depth of coral reef.

  6. Another very nice piece for your series ! I like your coral reef and weeds, they are so realistic ! and the use of grey organza is a very good idea.

  7. I’m a big fan of your underwater kingdom and love to see another beauty in the series.

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