It's been a long afternoon. My first in the petshop.
I don't know much about fish at all. Of course I've seen them in aquariums and ponds, swim in the sea with them, laid them lovingly in my frying-pan, etc, but I've never actually ever drawn them. And the trouble is that when you paint or draw fish, it's a bit like drawing sparrows or blackbirds: you know exactly when it's wrong, but you don't necessarily know what is wrong. My drawings ... well, as my teachers used to say "There's room for improvement".
I thought I'd start with something easy. The goldfish are calm, fairly slow swimming, and don't run away when you walk up to their tank. Actually, they crowd forward to see if they can be first to have their portrait painted! I drew goldfish all afternoon. I'm all goldfished out.
|Sandy Skoglund Fish Room.|