Not to say that this will be the last fish I will ever paint, just that this marks the end of the limited palette fish painting exercise. I didn’t plan for an end point or have anything specific in mind, I was just going to paint a fish a day until something interrupted me. That turned out to be Easter, and the fact that I had to paint a rabbit for Fred’s card. (I said
before that I don’t like brown, well this painting gave me lots of opportunities to explore my pain.)
All the other fish were on paper, this one on unstretched canvas over plywood. It’s a basic subtractive primary palette: Azo yellow medium, pyrrole red (I think), and phthalo blue plus white. I can’t find my test page. Man, I’ve got to get more organized.
And here’s a close up of the fish’s bod. He’s like a constellation of dots.