Sunday, December 13, 2009

A Little Doodling

Over the last few weeks I had painted without plan on a few small pieces of watercolor paper. This was the result of one - and by the time I thought to photograph it I had already decided to pull goldfish out of the background, and started with white charcoal. It gave me a good reason to spend some time browsing the web for photos of goldfish, especially "fancies." Click on images to see them larger.

This is the final result - white charcoal, more watercolor, a little black ink, some prismacolors. It's about 10 x 14. I think the dark one is my favorite.

8 comments:

Lisa said...

Simply gorgeous. I love the belly of the one at the bottom right.

Campbell Jane said...

Stunning!

linda said...

this is stunning and you make the white charcoal do some amazing feats! I think I need one of those-or two ;)

looking at these makes me want to paint, something I have not felt in some time...thank you.

steve, thank you also for your kind comments on my blog...they were much appreciated.

blessings..

susan said...

Very, very beautiful and skillful work. I like the darker one too but you really captured the magic of the watery environment in both. The first one is cleverly fractured and almost feels as though more fish will be emerging from the edges.

Pagan Sphinx said...

Oh, I love fish in art; particularly goldfish. There are some goldfish (as you know) in a couple of Matisse's works and there is this one Klimt that I adore...

This is so lovely. I want it! :-)

Pagan Sphinx said...

Merry Christmas, Steve - to you and yours.

Love,
Gina

linda said...

steve, i wanted to pop over and thank you for your words left today...they meant a lot to me...may your holidays be all that you might want them to be and your new year be full of blessings for both you and yours.
and most especially, for you, may there be time to paint and paint and paint!

Tristan Alexander said...

This has a real interesting style and look! It works very well for the Koi.