Saturday, June 7th, 2014
Two fish, different, but still swimming together in the vibrant purple depths. The bottom fish flashes between purple and blue, and the top fish has gold-to-green duochrome paint on one half, and gold-to-orange on the other.
To me, this painting is about support. The bottom fish is always there, just on the edge of awareness, ready to rise up when he’s needed.
Two Fish, 4″x8″ Japanese watercolor and duochrome watercolor on Fluid watercolor paper.
You can really see the blue, gold, and orange catching the sunlight above, turning the purple water to a muted, matte background for the fishes’ brilliance. Below, the fish are swimming in a temporary frame, bright in the middle of darkness.