Stickleback Under the Waterfalls
Here is the Stickleback fish below the waterfalls! I had a lot of fun painting this. I did it on Wednesday when my son took my daughter to school. It is so great to get to stay home three days a week now. This school year is not going to be quite as stressful for me with my son helping with the driving. Although, now she is only going three days a week due to needing to drop a class which is fine. So we get 4 day weekends now! Yay!!
When I painted this I was using the book “Chinese Landscapes Made Easy” by Rebecca Yue. My waterfall is similar to the one she shows in her example, but I did change it up some to make it mine. I was working on using the dots and long dots strokes for the trees and the diagonal strokes for the rocks. The fish is really too big proportionally as I said in my last post, but I don’t have the smallest size Chinese brushes yet, and I didn’t want to use my regular watercolor brushes.
I have ordered some other Chinese paint brushes that I hope to receive next week. I should be getting this book today! This is the book I mentioned in an earlier post that teaches how to do East Asian calligraphy, and I am very excited about it! So hopefully in time you will see some of this, too, in future posts.
So you will see me again when I get Derrick’s Stickleback fish done, which I am planning on working on right now! In tribute to him I will say I am enjoying my Southern iced tea with fresh mint leaves as I paint!
Have a wonderful day, and give someone you love a big hug! 🙂
Posted on August 27, 2016, in watercolor paintings and tagged Chinese Brush Painting, drawings, Edgar Degas, Stickleback Fish Watercolor, Sumi-e: The Art of Japanese Ink Painting, watercolor painting, Yellow Tang Fish. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.