Goldfish

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Goldfish, watercolor by Amy Crook

Goldfish, watercolor by Amy Crook

Last Thursday I finally got around to tearing some big sheets of paper I had into smaller, more Amy-sized sheets. Then I just had to play with the results, so I asked a friend to pick a color, and she said gold.

After a bit of playing and a bit of waiting, I ended up with this very bright red-orange-yellow background. Then I flipped it over, and found a fish in the shapes. I used a dark red and my lovely duochrome orange-gold paint to bring out the shape of this little guy, just a few strokes of paint to make a fishy.

Goldfish, 10″x8″ Japanese watercolor and duochrome watercolor on Arches cover white paper.

Goldfish, detail, by Amy Crook

Goldfish, detail, by Amy Crook

Above, you can see the shine of the paint I used to put some of the gold in the goldfish. Below, the piece is sitting in a frame, and you can see how vibrant the colors really are.

Goldfish, framed art by Amy Crook

Goldfish, framed art by Amy Crook

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  1. […] and silly, and this is what comes out. I used the same brightly saturated Japanese watercolors as Tuesday’s art, but was painting on the wobbly sketchy paper from Monday’s art. The end result is very silly […]