Saturday, October 10, 2015

Starfish




I caught a starfish this week for the theme Star. It was either this or go the celestial route. I do actually have a manger scene on Christmas day. And you know what had a staring role!

Here's what I had to say for the fluid theme...

Something is fishy around here.  But it's not my entry for Friday Fish Fry  (click to enlarge) It is perfect for the fluid theme.  Not a loosey goosey interpretation like usual.  My mermaid is obviously floating in water.  And the way she is painted is very fluid or liquid.  Especially her arms.  I guess she doesn't have bones.  All the better when it is time to fillet her.  For shame! And there is another thing that makes this more fluid. I usually use references to aid in my painting.  If I'm drawing a monkey I look at a photo of a monkey. And so on and so on.  But this was completely off the top of my head.  It is very unusual for me to paint like that.    

I painted this one way back in the day.  I've been slowly scanning some of my old, older and oldest images over time.  And I still like this one.  I love the swirly water and vibrant color.  I actually used a fabric paint for the hair.  And I used more textured papers back then.  Nothing fishy about that.  


Just fun.

9 comments:

DJan said...

It's beautiful, Sharon. Very fluid indeed, and I love the hair, the arms, the whole feeling of this painting. Totally cool! :-)

Tweedles -- that's me said...

We love the swirlyness of this one too!
love
tweedles

Wanda..... said...

Love the coily hair and the different shades of the water!

Au and Target said...

It's lovely. It would make a lovely curtain for a breezy porch

ArtSnark said...

fun - like the free flowing & color

Pat Tillett said...

Love the movement and the colors! Really nice...

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Fun piece!

Janice Adcock said...

Quite the artist!

michele said...

It's so liberating to paint from the imagination- No rules to follow but one's own! Your mermaid is wonderful! :o)