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Saturday, 11 May 2013

FishBall


I wanted to try something different for me, a challenge indeed to use NO stencils & NO stamps! This is for the challenge over at the wonderful Art Journal Journey.  I am glad I challenged myself to do this, I still prefer to use stamps, stencils but this was difficult but rewarding. Thank you for the challenge Susi. I will also add this to the PPF Ch.


I drew each individual fish my self and it took forever lol.  I have often watched nature programs of how animals like whales, seals & dolphins herd these fish and it fascinates me. This is the inspiration for this journal spread.  How so many fish try to become invisible. I think these fish-balls are beautiful although, inevitably, it usually has a sad ending as they all get eaten. But I guess that's nature beautiful & cruel at the same time. Thanks for looking, I hope you have time to challenge your self this month. Dxx

13 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Very interesting piece, lovely colours, too! Hugs, Valerie

bellefrogworks said...

You definitely rose to the challenge - lovely work and the colors are great. HPPF

sheila 77 said...

This is something very different and unusual and I do like it. Interesting that your challenge was not to use stamps and mine was to use them.

Netty said...

terrific work Dawn. Happy PPF, Annette x

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froebelsternchen Susi said...

Reminds me on MOnet's waterlilies...

looks terrific Dawn!
Thank you for joining !

xxx Susi
Have a nicwe Sunday and a good new week too!

Ritu Dua said...

the color combination looks gorgeous...beauty at its best :)

Zafaran said...

I love the painting you have created! (The idea of not using stencils or stamps is great and seems okay for me because I generally don't use either.) The ball of fish, as they move together, is very calming.

Ilona Heimböckel said...

This is a very interesting painting, the layering and colours and the idea itself!

Happy PPF!
Ilona

Karin said...

wow this is gorgeous!! beautiful color too! groetjes karin

craftytrog said...

That is so beautiful Dawn! x

Annabelle said...

Hi Dawn;

Adore the composition and like Susi said earlier, it does evoke in a way Monet's garden.
You got to have patience to create all of the details and in this case the little fish.A very beautiful and ethereal painting.

Nature does have a mix of both cruel and beautiful and I suppose in retrospect that includes mankind as well : ) Nothings perfect .

Thanks for sharing,
Annabelle O,O

Kim said...

Lovely color and texture! Belated HPPF!

Pia Rom said...

How I love your piece!! first, the texture is yumminess, than the loose paint of fishes and then the shadow of the bowl...LOOOOVE this ♥ Conny
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