Maury Aaseng is currently in the process of creating 7 step-by-step painting projects of various sea life for a new book from Walter Foster Publishing in Irvine, California entitled, The Art of Painting Sea Life in Watercolor.

From the publisher:
The Art of Painting Sea Life in Watercolor opens with a guide to essential information on the necessary tools and materials for both sketching and painting, including pencils, paints and brushes, palettes, supports, and mediums. In addition to learning about basic drawing and painting techniques and color theory, readers will learn how to create compelling compositions, achieve depth, and render realistic textures.This new title in the Collector’s Series features a large variety of stunning sea life, from an adorable sea otter to an magnificent whale. With a fresh, modern spin on this majestic subject, The Art of Painting Sea Life in Watercolor is a comprehensive and indispensable resource, packed with beautiful illustrations and expert instruction, for all artists smitten with the animal kingdom.

The book is now available for preorder through Amazon with an expected release date of April 2016.

About Maury Aaseng:
Starting with his grade school days, drawing dinosaurs and animals in notebook margins, Maury Aaseng has always been excited about drawing and art. After graduating with a BFA in graphic design from the University of Minnesota—Duluth, Maury began his illustration career. The work spans a variety of subject matter and illustration styles. The range of work includes anatomical illustration and cartoons for medical textbooks, informative illustrations for young adult non-fiction, illustrated guides for out-patient care, How-to-Draw books, custom watercolor work for independent authors, and logo design and creation.

More of Maury’s work can be seen through his Directory of Illustration Portfolio and at


Parrotfish by Maury Aaseng for Walter Foster Publishing


Dolphins by Maury Aaseng for Walter Foster Publishing


Walrus by Maury Aaseng for Walter Foster Publishing