Something Fishy

 
This is probably my absolute favorite piece I’ve made so far, partly because it seemed to just come out of nowhere, morphing from a piece of scrap that was just meant to use up leftover paint (like my scrap papers), to a practice piece using a new painting technique, and finally to a fun and whimsical little happy piece incorporating the texture of metal beads and other embellishments. It tickles me just to see the pics! 😀

 
It started with some leftover gold texture from the larger piece, Fanfare.

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Right away, I admired the gold color against the bright white, and once it dried the texture of the soft gel felt nice and silky smooth.

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Let me say that at no point did I ever INTEND to make something fish-like, LOL!
 
Still, a day or two after the gold texture dried, I painted the background in “water colors” — blues and turquoise (with a little more gold).
 
Then I began to experiment with adding some little embellishments.
At first, I had somewhat decided on this plastic heart bead…

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But of course I eventually decided on the little flourish which really ended up making this “Something Fishy”.

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Only a week or so after I had completely finished this piece and hung it on my art wall, did I decide it really did kinda look like a fish. Somehow, that made it even more endearing, and I liked it just that much more. I decided I just couldn’t sell it to a stranger, so I sent it as a gift to my youngest son who is in the air force. He has a wonderful sense of humor so I thought he might just enjoy it. 😛

 

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