|Reference Photo by Ruth Archer provides the challenge|
Not following the image realistically but using it for shape and colour. I reversed the direction as I find this helps me create a work with more spontaneity rather than copying a photo. I started by filling the page with eyes. I then added light washes of varied pretty greys with rose madder highlights. I then proceeded to bring out the bodies of the fish.
|Steps 1 and 2|
|Finding the fish bodies|
Watercolour 28.5cm x 38cm
on Saunders Waterford Hot Press 300gsm Paper