Maine, Art, Maine Art, Tom Stewart, Tom Stewart Studio, Giclee Prints, Original, watercolor, wax, clayboard, mussels, seafood, ocean, marine life, shellfish, sea spray

Mussel Shoal

My philosophy of painting moving water is to use moving water to deposit the watercolor pigments to naturally create fluid gradations and textures. In this painting, I also applied wavy brushstrokes on a thin layer of wax that creates hundreds of little white beads, just as water beads up on the hood of a freshly waxed car. Can you find the crab in this painting? If you can’t find the crab, perhaps purchasing a giclee reproduction is a good idea. This way you can search for it everyday in your home or office.