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Turquoise Mermaid

Marti Magna In the Making mermaid watercolor

Turquoise Mermaid

When I paint I get lost in all the little details of my creation and totally loose track of time But I'm always so proud of each painting when it's finished.   Most of the time I almost feel like I've brought that painting to life.  Please disregard the lighting in this behind the scene pic of one of my recent commissioned paintings... this is "Turquoise Mermaid".  My client adores mermaids and really likes turtles so this was the perfect mermaid for her.   Turquoise Mermaid is one of my most recent commissioned paintings... I just had to leave her in my studio to dry for an extra day because...

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Latest Obsession

Marti Magna Caran d'Ache In the Making

Latest Obsession

So my absolute favorite product right now are the wax color pastel pencils from Caran d'Ache they're a wax pastel but I call them a "color stick" my favorite thing about them is that they are created with excellent fade resistant properties. I've seen them referred to as "color crayons" or "pastel crayons" but I wouldn't dare call them a crayon. So yes they do look like crayons but they're far from it -  no insult to crayons but this would give the impression that neocolor's can be used by anyone of any age for any project which in deed they can be BUT the reality is that...

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