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Daphnia - original watercolor of water flea

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Daphnia, a type of planktonic crustacean, are sometimes known as water fleas. Many scientists study them because they are a useful species for identifying changes in aquatic environments. Artists like them because they are adorable.

This original watercolor was made using a wet-in-wet technique. I painted the background in mottled shades of green and blue, then added a single daphnia while the paper was still damp. The paint spreads out a little, giving it that authentic "under the microscope" quality.

Overall size 8 x 10 inches, including mat and backing board. Standard size for easy framing. Signed and one-of-a-kind!


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5 out of 5 stars
Apr 18, 2018
Beautiful scarf and super fast to ship!
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This beautiful scarf was shipped promptly and arrived on Thursday. Friday morning I put it on, checked my email, and found out that I've been offered my dream postdoc. Very satisfied with my purchase.
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Shipped on time, arrived in perfect condition. Beautiful watercolor gift for a PhD graduate in biology.
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Daphnia - original watercolor of water flea

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