Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Animal Wednesday - Goldfish

This is a watercolor that I did in my art class a couple of weeks ago. I have named it Fred. I had a goldfish that the kids won at the fair for several years. I just loved Fred so I was delighted when we were to paint this fishy.

We used some iridescent medium on this fish to give it that shiny quality that fishes show. This is one reason why I like to take art classes. You learn a new technique every once in awhile plus you get to be around people that like to paint or do other artsy things.

HAW to all you animal lovers out there.

12 comments:

Mim said...

wow, that's beautiful. I love the contrast of the bowl against the blue background. What is irridescent medium? Sounds like it might be interesing. I think I need a class like that - I have no knowledge of technique.
HAW to you!!

Julie said...

I love the bowl!!! Amazing! AND, how you made the rocks in the bottom sort of veering, which is naturally what you would probably find in a fishbowl! I wish I could take an art class...

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Mim, the iridescent medium is basically a silvery substance you can mix with watercolors or apply directly onto the object you want to sparkle. Interesting stuff. I found this at Hobby Lobby. Made by Winsor & Newton. It washes out of your brush.

Julie, maybe you can find an individual that gives classes. This is what I do. It isn't as expensive to do as going to a university to class.

Teri C said...

Fantastic Lisa!!!! the water, the bowl, the bubbles, the rocks...AWESOME!!!

HAW

Robert V. Sobczak said...

Wow! That on is really excellent, ... and also aquatic, not to mention that we have such a goldfish at our house.

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- A - C - said...

it's as good as the real one.. no wait... it's better!

Q said...

I love it!
Glad to know you are enjoying art classes. How fun! It is nice to get some tips and expand our comfort zone.
You are inspiring me to be artsy.
Thanks,
Sherry

soulbrush said...

ooo i's so late this week...this is marvellous, i did a goldfish print too. HAW

marianne said...

I love this one! Very realistic colors. This is incredible.
HCM!

Margaret Ann said...

Gorgeous and playful ...all at the same time...love your capture of the water here! :)

Quiet Paths said...

What a really neat medium; it's great. We have fish so I appreciate this scene!