Choleena DiTullio is an artist who’s recently returned to her birth town (Ottawa, Ontario) but the influence of the East coast, where she was living for the last 20 years, still shows. Her paintings focus on the quintessentially-maritime theme: fish. Choleena has donated an original watercolour painting called Angler Fish, part of a series called Forty Fishes.
The painting measures 2.5” wide x 1.5″ tall, and it comes with a 6″ x 6″ white matte and foamcore backer.
Choleena holds an honours bachelor degree in Fine Arts from Mount Allison University. She regularly shows her work in solo and group exhibits in New Brunswick, she’s won international design awards (like this one), and is an avid volunteer at the National Gallery of Canada. Her work is in the corporate collections of Dre. Hélène Huard Corporation, Tantramar Interactive Inc. and Paturel International Company, and also in private collections in Canada, the United States and Australia.
To see more of her art — including some very cool glow-in-the-dark pieces — visit www.choleena.com
I’d never drawn a water buffalo in my life, but then got two requests this summer to do so. The first was for my friend’s kiddo’s nursery; and then came this request for a D.A.D. from Bill H.
I was inspired by the artwork I found when looking up pictures of water buffalo online, so I wanted to try this more traditional painting style — even though watercolour has always been such a challenging medium for me. The fish in the picture are obviously enhancing the bath time experience, and making the “water” in Water buffalo into a verb:
As an aside, while working on today’s D.A.D., I had this throwback running through my head:
Today’s D.A.D. came out of something I’m really talented at: overthinking. It’s called High and dry:
I tend to be the one holding the umbrella, even on a nice day, since I tend to think of the worst case scenario in any given situation… then I often end up being pleasantly surprised. Even when something not-so-great happens, I usually stay pretty chipper… because I’ve usually already considered a worse outcome. (All this is metaphorical, big-picture stuff… in real life, I typically forget to bring an umbrella out if it rains, and I don’t even own a pair of rainboots ;)
Expect the worst, hope for the best — works for me!
As for the style, it’s slightly out on a limb for me. I still did it digitally, but I used watercolour as the medium. A couple of closer-ups: