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The Color of the Waves

Original Watercolor by Judy Lavoie

IMAGE SIZE: 28" x 21"

STATUS: Original has been SOLD, but limited edition prints are for sale (see below)

"I've always been fascinated by dolphins. Several years ago, I was part of a program teaching dolphins to rendezvous with scuba divers in the Bahamas. Being with them underwater was an indescribable pleasure. I had the feeling that they were communicating with me at a higher level than human communications. In my series of dolphin paintings, I have tried to capture the magical spirit of these amazing creatures. My dolphin paintings have won many awards and continue to be in demand.

Technically, I used a unique method to create the original painting, which I saw demonstrated by fellow artist Jean Grastorf. After I did a detailed pencil sketch on my watercolor paper, I started by pouring 3 colors of diluted watercolor paint (blue, yellow, and magenta) onto the watercolor paper, with some areas masked with latex so they wouldn't absorb the paint. When the paper dried, areas where the next lighter shades, or values, needed to be preserved were masked and another pouring was done with the same 3 paint colors. The colors mingled randomly, which is the beauty of this process, but I controlled the image with the lights and darks so the three-dimensionality of the dolphins was created. When all the latex masking was removed, final details were painted in and the highlights were accented. The result is a stunning effect of clean, vivid colors, mixing in a way that would be difficult - if not impossible - to accomplish with direct brush painting."

Limited Edition Giclee Prints of Original Watercolor by Judy Lavoie, Edition Size 250

Giclee on PAPER, signed and numbered, with Certificate of Authenticity:

  • Image Size: approx 23" x16", in a white mat, unframed for $200
  • Image Size: approx 21" x15", in a white mat, unframed for $115
  • Image Size: approx 16" x11", unframed for $75

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Award-winning artist Judy Lavoie was inspired by her love of dolphins to create the painting. The playful, "smiling" dolphins are captivating, within a mingling of beautiful surreal colors and rays of sunlight filtering through the water. Judy used a unique method to create the original painting, a process of pouring just 3 colors (blue, yellow, and magenta) onto the watercolor paper, with some areas masked with latex so they wouldn't absorb the paint. When the paper dried, areas where the next lighter shades, or values, needed to be preserved were masked and another pouring was done. The colors mingled randomly, which is the beauty of this process, but Judy controlled the image so the three-dimensionality of the dolphins was created. When all the latex masking was removed, final details were painted in and the highlights were accented. The result is a stunning effect of clean, vivid colors, with the artist’s signature use of eye-catching detail and dramatic light effects.

* Museum Quality Signed "Giclee" Prints
The "Giclee" print represents the finest technology in fine art limited editions. Judy has chosen giclee reproductions for her paintings because this type of print captures the fine details and subtle color nuances of her originals. A giclee looks just like an original, right down to the surface it is printed on, whether archival art paper or artist's canvas. Each of Judy's giclees is signed and numbered and provided with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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