I have been dying to get started on some pretty coloured tropical fish – it was a lovely sunny morning this morning so after I had done my errands I locked myself away in my “studio” and began. I used Fabriano Artistico hot pressed 90lbs paper for the fish and a range of colours – Cerulean Blue, Cobalt Blue, Winsor Violet, Cadmiun Orange, New Gamboge, Pthalo Green, Alizarin Crimson, French Ultramarine and Cadmium Yellow. My brushes are all rounds and are 00,3 and 6. I also used a wound up tip of tissue paper to lift out paint from areas that I wanted to get back to whitish before the paint dried. Let’s go!
|Here’s the outline|
|Paint inside with dilute wash of Cerulean Blue and leave the odd white patch here and there for sparkle|
|Now with that wound up tip of tissue paper lift out white areas before paint dries as these will be yellow/orange in a minute|
|Here I am dabbing still damp paint away from areas where I don’t want it like around his eye and under his gills|