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Purple protist is an original watercolor painting of an actinosphaerium - a heliozoan, or sun-shaped microbe. Often found in lakes and rivers, they use their "rays" to float and to attach themselves to prey. This one is painted in a deep, rich purple with white accents. Perfect for your lab or office, or as a gift for your favorite biologist, or anyone who appreciates the little things in life.

This original watercolor was made using a wet-in-wet technique. I painted the background a solid purple, then added my main character 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!

Purple Protist - watercolor of actinosphaerium


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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: paper, paint
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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