|Catch of the Day
Painting size 38cm x 28.5cm
What a busy week, not much painting time whilst our daughter and grandson, 5 month old Thomas stayed for a few days. Such a lovely time but wow I thought painting was tiring. I definitely have forgotten how much energy is required when caring for little ones. This is the only painting I have done and I finished it whilst having Thomas on my lap. He was very interested in all the brushes and especially when I jiggled them in the water. I saw this image sometime ago on Paint My Photo. I used it as a reference but in black and white so I could choose my own colours. I had a very limited palette but I did add some Winsor and Newton Watercolour Iridescent Medium - a bit in with some of the colour washes and then after they were dry, straight from the bottle in places. This photo does not let this glitter effect show up but on the actual painting it gives a good texture for the scales. I would like to try this texture technique again but on some fish that are alive as there is an opportunity to exhibit in May but the exhibition is about "Saving our Gulf" so I don't think dead fish would be appreciated!