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8.5X10.5 Pen & Ink Sketch hit with Acrylics on #140 Strathmore Water Color Paper. This is the Master Diver that helped me renew my diving certificate after 45 years. I put together some our creatures we saw on the graduation dive at Big Rock, Santa Cruz.

I am semi retired and love to travel with my 9X12 #140 Strathmore pad, my Sharpie Ultra Fine ink pen and five or six sticks of pastels or acrylics to color in my “finds” Sometimes I get real lucky and my wife Dawn will take some pictures I can use later. I seem to always be able to give some kind of sketch to my subjects or those bystanders who desperately want to give me some advice.

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  • Marsha Elliott
    Marsha Elliottalmost 2 years ago

    Wow….love this Randy! Wonderful colors & I love how you caught the light breaking through the water from above. Really nice work indeed.

  • Thanks Marsha, it was so cold 53 degrees, but the water was very clear and the seals just kept dive bombing us. Did you notice the huge lobster in the lower left corner? I had to add him in, Mmmm.

    – Randy Sprout

  • Marsha Elliott
    Marsha Elliottalmost 2 years ago

    Thanks for pointing out the lobster as I hadn’t noticed.

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Moorealmost 2 years ago

    Wonderful color, Randy. The pen gives it a great edge. I can’t believe the seals were dive-bombin you; how amazing! I like how you painted the big orange fish swimming this way; as it adds terrific depth to the work.

  • Thanks very much Franny, that is what orange is supposed to do, LOL!
    It’s our state fish a Garibaldi

    – Randy Sprout

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsalmost 2 years ago

    Makes us feel like we’re right there with you Randy. Fantastic lighting and wonderful colours make the undersea world a true pleasure to view. Very well done!

  • Thank you very much my friend.

    – Randy Sprout

  • Robin Monroe
    Robin Monroealmost 2 years ago

    a wonderful office this be…fanatastic painting:)

  • Thanks Robin.

    – Randy Sprout

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sedicialmost 2 years ago


    JANUARY 26th, 2013
    ►See your work in the Permanents Featured Gallery
    ►Please participate in the ongoing Challenges
    Mary

  • Thank very much for this feature Mary.

    – Randy Sprout

  • LoveringArts
    LoveringArtsalmost 2 years ago

    Stunning light to a fabulous colourful work of art Randy … Bravo !

  • Thank you very much my friend!

    – Randy Sprout

  • MotherNature
    MotherNaturealmost 2 years ago

    Please join me in congratulating Graeme Hyde, Nautical’s “New Star of the Week”:http://www.redbubble.com/groups/nautical/forums...


    Congratulations! Your work is beautiful.

    View your Feature here and congratulate your co-creators
  • Thank you very much.

    – Randy Sprout

  • tori yule
    tori yulealmost 2 years ago

    Love the title, Randy. This is so beautiful.
    Congrats on your Nautical feature!

  • Thanks Tori!

    – Randy Sprout

  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonalmost 2 years ago

    Congratulations! Your beautiful work has been featured in the Realist Paintings about Water group

    Please visit the FEATURES PAGE for 9th February to leave and receive comments.

  • Thank you very much my friend!

    – Randy Sprout

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