atom sea #9

Happy August 1st!!!

I usually welcome months with one of my “Atom Flowers”,

but as we’re in the heart of summer,

I thought I’d make an exception.


Atom Sea #9


atom sea #9©marina kanavaki


detail 1

atom sea #9 det1 ©Marina Kanavaki

detail 2

atom sea #9 det2 ©Marina Kanavaki

detail 3

atom sea #9 det3 ©Marina Kanavaki


Technique: Watercolour

Original size: 13x13cm

from marina’s “Atom Sea” – 2013 © marina kanavaki



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78 Responses to “atom sea #9”
  1. Your watercolors are so beautiful, and this one is perfect with the summery colors!

  2. it has been one of those weekends here…got nothing much done..just lazed around…!

  3. Madhu says:

    Lovely and refreshing!
    In interior design, I find blue the hardest to work with. It looks so different from a small patch to a larger surface, from wet to dry. You seem to handle it so well Marina! 🙂

    • You are right. Blue is a difficult color and one I am not particularly fond of (prussian, sea blue and turquoise excluded). So maybe in my effort to make it look good to me, I achieve ‘nicer’ blues!
      I’m glad you like it, Madhu. Thank you!

  4. You have a wonderful ability to make simple strokes with your brush look stunning…. beautiful… really Beautiful Marina… xox Sue

  5. Beautiful water colours

  6. Pink Ninjabi says:

    So very calming, definitely one of my favorites

  7. In October, 1494, the twenty-three Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528), of Nuremberg, came in Italy to Venice.
    Going to Italy, Dürer painted watercolor views of some of the places he encountered: the city of Innsbruck, a landscape in Ponte Gardena, the castle of Segonzano in Cembra valley.
    Other spring of the following year he painted the itinerary of return: Arco and its cliff, the Buonconsiglio Castle and the city of Trento, a view of Klausen.

    Atom sea #9: The transparency, the delicate harmony of thin layers of color from blue to green in a set of colors that fascinates; bright areas, leaving clearer obtained reveal the white of the paper, are the characteristics of your painting, dear Marina. A painting that I take inside, slowly leaving the place to the sweetness of the whole.
    Just as Dürer. But here we are in the presence of the art of Marina!
    The delicate effects and transparency, made ​​with tiny “gocciature” (shades) of color, create an atmosphere that does not have the oil paintings.
    This is Marina.

    Cleaning, beauty and … sense of the Infinite!
    Thank you for all this.



    • How you manage to leave me speechless every time you write your impressions on one of my paintings, I do not know.
      My dear, kind Ninni, your words move me and I feel blessed to know you. You flatter me too much, but I am happy that something I’ve done has brought you some joy. I thank you, for the extraordinary kindness and sweetness of your words.
      My friend,

  8. Kalyan says:

    simply beautifully captured shots…lovely!

  9. frizztext says:

    Sea Born = Marina = indeed, a wonderful name!

  10. The Hook says:

    Blue is beautiful.

  11. This should be called after your name~ Marina– sea coast… this is refreshing and reflective in its refrain ! Glorious !

    • 🙂 🙂 !!!!
      I suppose something from my name (sea born) must have been subconsciously projected! I’ve always had a fondness for the sea, feel drawn to it. Thank you my dear Deborah. Have a refreshing Sunday!

  12. Absolutely brilliant blues Marina! Love the tiny touch of green:)

  13. Arpon Files says:

    Mi color favorito asociado a bellas imágenes. Un abrazo

  14. Ese' s Voice says:

    They say that blue is the color of hope… Beautiful surfing through the waves, Marina 🙂

  15. We are on the same wavelength – summer and the water . Vacation time. Although you have beautiful clear water all year round. Love taking close-up pictures.

  16. So many beautiful curves and arcs of blue dancing amid amethyst shades and hues.
    Lovely, Marina.
    Happy August … how quickly the months are traveling through our lives …!!!!
    Isadora xoxo

    • Indeed, Isadora. Maybe it’s time WE traveled through the months on our own pace. Wouldn’t that be nice?!
      Thank you for your beautiful words, my dear.
      Happy August travels!

  17. And a Happy August 1st to you, too. But, by the time you read this, it’ll be August 2. So. To make a long comment short, Happy August. See you on the beach!

    • Ah, the beach… It’s times like these that I feel blessed to have an imaginative and creative brain. I can visit any beach instantly! 🙂 Happy August August Meditations!

  18. Bongo says:

    The rich blues are awesome.

  19. doronart says:

    Marina some super design I love it and easily could deep in it, love those colours.

  20. Bumba says:

    Amazed again how sections and enlargements of your watercolors stand on their own.

  21. I am glad you are back with the flowers. Blue is my favorite color choice for flowers I think because it is more rare than other colors. This should be a good seller because so many people love blue.

    • Thank you, my dear Donna! It is actually an “Atom Sea”, but since they do have the “Atom” part in common, you could say it’s a sea flower! I’m so glad you like it. I do remember your fondness to blue flowers.
      Happy August! 🙂

  22. I love this one. I see the ocean, the sky, flowers and snow. It’s so peaceful too:)

  23. The most lovely and fresh summer wishes… Wonderful palette! It is so perfect for this month! Happy August Marina 🙂 big hug and my admiration Alexandra

  24. frizztext says:

    look what I’ve found: two famous musicians in Athens!

  25. Brilliant, Marina!!! Very creative, beautiful colors!!!

  26. Mary says:

    Brilliant design! I love the 3-d nature of flowers and your cool colors used to keep us comfortable in a very hot month of summer! Happy August!

  27. Nawfal says:

    This is beautiful work, Marina! Great colors and design!

  28. diving right in to that cool cobalt blue 🙂

  29. longbull13 says:

    Wonderful Marina 😉

  30. deCamville Design says:

    I love your Atom Sea, Marina! All those wonderful shades of blue, very creatively layered, making a most beautiful splash. A very happy August to you, my dear friend! ~xoxo!!!

    • The visit to the sea on one hand and your amazing pools on the other… a natural outcome! I’m so glad you like it, my dear Patricia!
      Have a joyful and creative August!
      🙂 xxxxxxx

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