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Elbaite, California, Watercolour...

Posted by Steve Sorrell  
Steve Sorrell March 13, 2011 11:47PM
My latest painting is a Californian elbaite (need to find the mine name). This is the second of my Tucson commission paintings.

Elbaite, California, Watercolour

Rowan Lytle July 23, 2011 09:01PM
a nice painting of my favorite mineral!
Scott L. Ritchie July 23, 2011 09:56PM
Hi Steve,

I am very familiar with this particular tourmaline crystal, which happens to be from the Himalaya mine near Mesa Grande, San Diego County, California. Very nice work, your watercolors remind me of John Sinkankas' paintings.

Steve Sorrell July 23, 2011 11:33PM
Thanks Scott. It's good that you can recognise the specimen. It means I did a reasonable job in rendering it.

John's artwork was superb. Something to aspire to.

Jim Bean July 24, 2011 04:57AM
Steve Sorrell Wrote:

> John's artwork was superb. Something to aspire
> to.

I'd say you're well on your way.
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