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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  1. 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!

  2. 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,

    • 🙂 🙂 !!!!
      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!

  3. 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.

    • 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!

    • 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!

  4. 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! 🙂

  5. 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!

  6. 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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