Friday, December 28, 2012

More watercolor play

Watercolor goldfish
I love the colors and elegance of fish.  I used my Peerless watercolor background to draw and paint this goldfish.  I got a little carried away with the water in his middle and got some pilling of the paper.  But I am pleased to be bravely going ahead with the "watercolor experiments"!  The background is Peerless watercolors, which I added a bit more blue to.  The fish is mostly watercolor crayons with a little Peerless blue added, then outlined with a charcoal pencil.  No pressure - just fun with color and shape.  I do love the vibrancy of those Peerless watercolors though.  Fun to use.  I'm linking to Paint Party Friday - thanks again to Eva and Kristin for hosting and all the work involved.  Thanks for visiting here - I love your comments!  Please stop by and visit Paint Party Friday and visit some of the wonderful artists who have posted their artwork.

26 comments:

  1. I am in love with your background! The oranges in the fish just pop with that background! Happy PPF!

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    1. Thanks Carolyn - I haven't been as diligent as I want to be in replying to comments. I do appreciate them very much. Happy New Year

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  2. Gina, what a fantastic fish painting! I love the way you have repeated the colors of the fish into the background. It really ties it all together beautifully.

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    1. Hey Faye - thanks so much for your encouraging comment. I was away for a couple of days - I really aim to answer comments more promptly. Happy New Year

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  3. Yes, I really like that fish, pretty watercolor.

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  4. Lovely little goldfish and lovely background, beautiful colours very well matched with fish. Thank you so much for sharing and have a great PPF!!!

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment. Happy New Year to you and yours

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  5. Wonderful colors!!
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    Happy PPF and Happy New Year!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  6. Your fish looks happy as a fish in water, lovely little painting! Hugs, Valerie

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  7. Cute and fun, beautiful washes from your experiments! Happy PPF and Happy New Year! <3

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    1. Thanks for your lovely comment Anne - Happy New Year to you as well

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  8. great watercolor sketch Gina! I hear a lot of good things about the Peerless paints. Happy PPF and happy 2013!

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    1. Thanks so much Linda - Happy New Year to you

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  9. Gina, these colors are so rich and vibrant, I'm sure they are even better in RL.

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    1. Thank you so much. They are a little more vibrant IRL. Happy New Year to you and yours

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  10. Since I'm getting back into watercolors, I appreciate the in depth instructions. This looks fantastic. I look forward to trying all of it from the paper to the crayons. Thanks so much. Blessings, Janet PPF (thanks for the visit, yep, I know those bugs, we have them in So. FL so big that they can carry us away, lol.

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    1. I am so much a newbie at watercolor. I'm going to keep at it because I love the way they look. As an aside - the first time I saw a palmetto bug fly I was a bit freaked out. In New York the cockroaches were smaller and they didn't fly. Happy New Year

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  11. Wonderful fish! I love the idea of "No pressure - just fun with color and shape" - such a perfect way to approach art. Wishing you a very creative and art filled 2013. Happy PPF

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    1. Thanks for stopping by - one of my goals for 2013 is to find my artistic voice and to do that I need to keep the pressure low!!! Happy New Year to you

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  12. I too love the beautiful colors of so many different types of fish. Your fish is lovely and I really like the background colors you used. There is such a soft peaceful feel to watercolors.

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    1. Thanks Ginny - and the soft peaceful feel is what I love most about watercolor. Happy New Year

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  13. I see this wonderful fish swimming through equally beautiful waters! Love you're experiments...also love and appreciate all your wonderful comments over at my place of late. Thanks so much! Gina . HPPF!

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    1. Thank you Lynn for your lovely comment. I really do love your art! Happy New Year to you

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  14. I love my peerless watercolors... In fact, I need to get a new set soon.... My favorite colors are on their last legs! The have such wonderful saturation of color while still being beautifully transparent--- as you captured so beautifully with your fish!

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    1. Sometimes getting to love a new medium means some investment of money - always time! I've used other watercolors and these are my favorite so far. Thanks for stopping by and making such a lovely comment. Happy New Year

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  15. It's beautiful Gina! I love the intensity of the colors and love that it came from playing :)
    Thank you too for my comment - you made my day, thank you :)))
    Happy new year to you and yours,
    Xoxo

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