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sketch_coralline algae_KAnandakuttan_lowresCoralline algae (Calliarthron tuberculosum)

graphite, watercolor, colored pencil

Sonoma Coast, CA

These fragile, lavender-mauve colored coralline algae were strewn about the beach, some still attached to red Sea Tongue algae. As beautiful as the coast is (sky, waves, cliffs…) the little things in the sand and tidepools are marvels. And I intend to just paint grains of sand someday. Soon.

Things grow on other things which are attached to others:

A beach-find: barnacles attached to kelp (dry)