Tuesday, February 24, 2009

"Best Fishes"


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"Best Fishes"
EDM challenge # 166

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My journal spreads are hardly ever quickly

done--as I'm not happy till I've fiddled

with them for a while. I always thought

the fish I designed was cool and decided to

use it and searched for the

Chinese coins and found them

to go with the theme of the Fish

as a Chinese Symbol. I could not

see what was on them well... so I

faked the writing and a friend said,

I may have written something

offensive---hope not :-)
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Below is a photo of the wooden 'in the round'

20" fish on a pedestal, where you can see

the metallic copper gleam. He can be

swiveled around to the Sunfish side.











20 comments:

Shirley said...

What a fabulous composition! Perfect choice to add the chinese coins.

Spinneretta said...

Guess you finished those taxes!! Love your fish :)

Margaret Ann said...

OOOOH MY!!!!! This is fabulous...and I think is now my new fave of yours!!! Love love love this! :)

seesue said...

Love this! composition, style, and am I understanding correctly that the wooden model is also your creation? If so ... WOW!

Anita Davies said...

Lovely spread Winna.
I wasn't offended, but then I have no idea what it says either! LOL!

kazumiwannabe said...

That's awesome!

marancat said...

Wonderful spread - have been missing your work this last day or so. Glad the taxes are nearly sorted so you will can more time for your art. (Really, I am thinking of more drawings for me to view!)

Lindart said...

I love this page! The fish was a wonderful inspiration! I love the colors you chose, and the way you wrote around the edge in white. What kind of pen did you use? I'm having trouble finding a decent white pen. Did you use paint or watercolor pencils for the color?

Anonymous said...

The white pen is Inkssentials opaque pen or uni-ball Signo UM-153 pen-----I use first, 3H pencil,Black Pitt Pens, Farber Castel watercolor pencils, and waterbrush..in the final stages, I may use bits of Acrylic paint from jars..here and there..not enough to cause pages to stick together. I spray lightly with Krylon Matte spray when I want to isolate the whole surface to work on top of. Winna

scus said...

Love the fish., reminds me of a class project., colors are pefect.

Sandy said...

VERY Cool spread!!

Beth Baxter said...

I love the colors!

Sarah Ketelaars said...

So lovely - beautiful colours and striking composition that really works. Wonderful work as always!

Ann said...

Love those fishes! Great composition, colors, all of it.

rachelhoward said...

Best fishes to you too, and congrats on finishing your taxes! Lovely picture - great colours. :)

owenswain said...

I have missed so much during my time in hospital (unexpectedly long). I especially like this piece.

Sherry said...

Oh wow oh wow! This composition really calls out to me. The colors, the shapes, everything.

christine said...

This journal spread is so attractive! The colors go together extremely well, and the fish are terrific!

Anonymous said...

Your fish on a stick
Sure is slick!
Makes my heart goes two eighty six!

Jennifer Lawson said...

Great spread. Those are truly the "Best Fishes".