My share here isn't a purist's watercolour, I've added opaque watercolour to this work.
I create art across many mediums. This possum family portrait was started with the transparent Maimeri Blu brand watercolour background, and the details were applied with Maimeri Gouache.
The artwork is copyright © Ryn Shell 2017
This artwork was painted on 500gram Fabriano 100% rag content med texture paper. Possums (not the same as the US opossum) is a favourite Australian wildlife subject for me. They now appear in my novels too, my love of them transition across my creative mediums.
When I added pottery sculpture to my art exhibitions, possums featured too. I love watercolours. I've been enjoying looking at all of your works. I'll share some of my Australian watercolours with you as a contrast to your lovely predominately Northern Hemisphere artworks.
That is our Eucalyptus Ficifola or red flowering gum the possums are eating. They also love my apples, lemon tree bark and roses, but I grow enough for all of us. I live in harmony with the nature around me. By providing a possum shelter they don't try to nest in your roof.