Friday, March 26, 2010

Pond Jewels - a study

"Pond Jewels"
8" x 10" acrylic on gessoed masonite
I must admit that I spent quite a while on this one trying out different water effects... ultimately trying to get too much information into such a small format.  I never bored with it, though, and have decided to use it as a study for a larger painting.  Water needs to be "swished" and that's hard to do for me on such a small scale. Give me a small brush and I get carried away with the details!  I do love all the dark shadows and that one spot of bright sunshine, which I think could be enhanced in a larger piece.  My goldfish are much larger now.  I've got one that is about 5 years old that my son says is ready for the frying pan. 

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