Friday, October 04, 2013

Sardines and one tomato


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Sorry I haven't been posting much lately! I've been busy finishing up a long-term project, and this week I have a good friend from Maine visiting, Brenda Ferguson. Yesterday we were chatting about how we've always wanted to paint fish but are both intimidated by the prospect. We agreed that together we could make it happen. So today we went searching for fish and after one false start and 3 stores we (luckily) found these whole sardines (with sad little tails - not pictured). I won't begin to tell you how much they stunk up my studio!! But it was totally worth it.

14 comments:

Mary Bast said...

Yes Mam!!! This is spectacular.

Deborah L. Taylor said...

Great job and I really like the thicker paint you have been using!

Sandra Galda said...

Nice! I attempted fish this year too and our pets just loved the "atmosphere!"

Mary Pyche said...

The instant I saw the title of this email on your blog, I said, "I've got to see this one!"

Who would have thought that finding fish in Maine would be hard to do?

What a laugh about the smell :)

Carrie Kendall said...

Carol I LOVE this! I'm inspired how in just a few strokes you've captured them perfectly! Well done.

Ghislaine BRUNO said...

Beautifull jewels ! About the smell : maybe slightly freezing them before painting would delay the problem ?

Barbara Pask said...

Oh they are fabulous, they have that metallic feel that fish have. I have always wanted to paint fish too but it is quite involved isn't it?

Karen Werner said...

I can kinda imagine the smell. But oh how lovely your painting is with all those rich darks, and the lavender and yellow. The fork balances the whole shebang.

Sergio DS said...

My painting is a little bit previous, you cook them.

Hugs!

Sasmita said...

This is cool!

Sunny Avocado said...

You are off the charts good. I have been a follower for years! Still lovin' your work. :)

Julienne Jaworski said...

Beyond cool! Love the lavender foreground and the sardines that look like little gems.

Brenda Ferguson said...

They look SO MUCH BETTER than they smelled! Thanks for an inspired FUN day in your studio!
Bren

Carol Jessen said...

This painting is making me want to take up oil painting. How rich! Your deftly executed strokes are thrilling! (Sorry about the odor, but maybe it made you paint faster and looser!)