Wednesday, January 31, 2007
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.