Synapsid Sunrise © Sharon Wegner-Larsen. Watercolor and ink on paper, 9 x 12 inches, 2013.

With hues inspired by calcite and a plastic toy dimetrodon sitting as a model, Sharon Wegner-Larsen created this stunning watercolour and ink work, Synapsid Sunrise. The paint is warm and reminiscent of how light through stained glass on a sunny day seeps into your pores. The scene captures the heat and cheer of an early summer morning.

Wegner-Larsen (a.k.a. Omegafauna) says of the image, "To best enhance their spectacularly colorful courtship display, Dimetrodon gather in intense early morning and late afternoon sunlight on hot summer days with the clearest of skies."


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For the third year running, we are turning September into a month-long celebration of science artists by delivering new sciart to invade your eyeballs. The SciArt Blitz! Can’t get enough? Check out what was previously featured on this day:


2013: Maki Naro and Science Comics



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