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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Going Fishin'


I've always wanted to paint fish. Why? I don't know...just one of those things. I do not own fish and I can't seem to find any decent reference photos online so I've been studying the anatomy of veiltail goldfish instead. I love their long fins and tails which would lend themselves well to some exciting movement in a painting. These sketches are from my imagination, done with water soluble graphite and white charcoal on some odd paper I found on my studio shelf. It reminds me of a cross between yellowed tissue paper and tracing paper. Wish I knew where I got it. The results were rather sumi-like in style. I do like the look here but the search for THE fish will continue.

4 comments:

Robin Neudorfer said...

I love your fish Billie. I can't wait to see where this goes. Keep exploring it is a good thing.

Mary said...

I'm so glad to see you fish, Billie! These a very lovely and I too want to see where you will go with this new direction.

Stacy said...

Billie, I really like your fish. They have great form and motion. Very impressive coming from your imagination! I'll be watching for more fishies. :)

Billie Crain said...

i'm still playing around looking for my fish. i'm trying some concepts from imagination. THAT should prove interesting......