Your Watercolour Paintings Herring: It's Not Easy

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    Howard W
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    14 pts

    I was inspired by Agathe; so much so that I stated that I would attempt painting some myself.  I complicated my composition a bit by choosing a photo reference that had a pile of fish.  I attempted to simplify it some.

    I can say for myself that painting fish is not an easy task.  I could spend more time fussing on this, but I am sure I would only overwork it more from this point. Actually, I reached a point that I didn’t want to spend any more time on it. This started to go downhill and I couldn’t recover.

    I won’t be painting fish again for some time to come.
    Anyone painting fish will have my immediate respect.
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    Brian
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    19 pts

    Excellent painting. Great colours.

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    AlexK
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    4 pts

    As complicated subject as it is it turned out perfect. The only thing id eliminate is pen cross hatch. I think even without it painting would be complete.

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    Joy Dix
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    1 pt

    Lovely fish.   They sit together well.

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    Lora
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    2 pts

    Wow, Howard, this is really impressive! I think you’ve done an excellent job and I love the colors especially the blues. Very well done! 😀

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    Paula
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    11 pts

    Hi Howard,

    I like the way you added detail to the central fish and left the background fish more loosely painted. Nice work.

    Paula

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    Bob Hussey
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    2 pts

    What a difficult subject! And you have done a masterful job! Love the detail and depth of the foreground fish. Love the looseness and lack of detail of the background fish (that still keep their identity as fish). Terrific!

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    Howard W
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    14 pts

    I will be leaving ink cross-hatching alone from here on out.  That’s for sure.  This is an example of being compelled to create the details that should be ignored when painting.

    Thank you for all of your kind comments.

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    AlexK
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    4 pts

    I keep coming back to look at your painting. Simply awesome! I’m jealous in a good way.

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