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Artwork by Sand Salt Moon’s Cynthia Maniglia

Fall Floral

Fall Floral 2016 is a digital design created in Affinity Designer.fall-floral-2016

I worked with a mouse, gradient fills, and layers to create this fall floral pattern.

Candy Stripes – Leafy, Sea and Surf Stripes


Candy Stripes – watercolor pencil, colored pencil, and water soluble marker – Cynthia Maniglia | Sand Salt Moon

Candy colored stripes in my watercolor sketchbook tonight. Pink, lavender, green, yellow… I have some paintings planned for the weekend but am too tired to start prepping for them so this is just a warm up. It reminds me of a pretty striped wide brimmed hat I almost bought today to wear when I’m out in the sun for protection. I think I’ll go back to the store and get it.

Working a little more in this theme, I filled a page of my sketchbook with some leafy green, sea and surf colored stripes. And here’s a shot of my tea cup cacti garden, which is coming along nicely. It’s starting to get hot, hot, hot in Florida, upper 80’s today.

Leafy, Sea and Surf Stripes – watercolor, water soluble marker, pastel and gesso – Cynthia Maniglia | Sand Salt Moon



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Rose Petals – Watercolor and digital art – CYNTHIA MANIGLIA

These are watercolor! Looks like a photograph, but it’s painted. Delicate and soft. Translucent, watercolor, rose petals. I used my painting from the other day, imported it into Affinity Designer, and then layered the painting a few times, using different percentages of opacity and rotating the image different ways.