Lauren Maurer Artworks

February 9, 2010

Orange and Purple Jellyfish….

Filed under: coastal art, jellyfish painting — laurenmaurerartworks @ 10:33 pm

When you move like a jellyfish, Rhythm don’t mean nothing, You go with the flow, You don’t stop…
~Jack Johnson 

I’m having fun painting these jellyfish! The colors that I’ve been working with have been doing the coolest things. Different colors (like Compose Blue) are very rich and pigmented and when they touch another wet paint, instead of making “mud” it pushes it’s way through, or moves out of the way. Mineral Violet did the same thing. I did a lot of paint testing before I actually started these to see what colors would not only look good next to each other, but would have the same effect. or example, the Compose Blue did very well next to Vermillion and Cadmium Orange, but Ultramarine did not. It still looked nice next to the red and orange, but when the two wet paints touched, they made mud. 

“Violet Aurelia Floating” 8″x10″ on cold press…click here to purchase
“Orange Aurelia Vibrance” 8″x10″ on cold press….click here to purchase



  1. These are beautiful!!!!

    Comment by Gina Lee Kim — February 9, 2010 @ 11:58 pm

  2. I really like the jellyfish paintings – especially "Orange Aurelia Vibrance" because I really love the way the paint interacted there, it kind of gives off a shock effect.

    Comment by Kerri Settle — February 10, 2010 @ 3:30 am

  3. Very beautiful, Lauren! I love the purple one – the colors and the way you composed it.

    Comment by Edward Burton — February 10, 2010 @ 5:58 pm

  4. Love those Jelly fish. Especially the purple colors. Great job.

    Comment by Gary Keimig — February 11, 2010 @ 7:45 pm

  5. Thanks! I think that the purple one is my favorite, too!

    Comment by Lauren Maurer — February 12, 2010 @ 12:06 am

  6. These are wonderful. Great colors and movement! I like that you did some trials with the paints. It helps to know what the paint can do. Thanks for sharing.

    Comment by maria kovalenko leysens — February 15, 2010 @ 6:50 pm

  7. lauren,the effect you have achieved is nice.good work….

    Comment by jyothisethu — February 21, 2010 @ 12:35 pm

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