Monday, November 28, 2011


"Koi"  (Watercolor)  © C. Eastwood, 2010
Wow -- I'd forgotten what this one looked like it was painted so long ago.   Last December, when class ended, a group of us left behind paintings of birds and fish for a gallery display that was going to happen in January 2011 in the art building.  Then the paintings took a little trip to another location for a showing, and I just got mine back.  This is part of the "paint a fish" assignment last year.  As you can see, it also received an incredibly clever title.  Oh, well.  The funny little "sparkle" effects (whatever you want to call them) in the water are from adding salt to the paint while it's wet.  It's a cool technique and you never really know exactly what's going to happen.  So that's exciting! 

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