Ok, I guess I didn't make the lil' sneak peek hard enough for you smarties... most of you knew it was a Koi fish (and to the nut who said "or an under-ripe tomato that looks like a Koi", I just went to your blog and now I understand, LOL!) So here's one big cyber pat for all of you who guessed right ** PAT PAT** Thanks for playing along. It was fun!! I think I'll do that again, but maybe make it more of a challenge next time!
This was inspired by a few photos I took of Koi Carp in the pond at Fashion Island in Newport Beach. I started off with a 9x12 inch canvas. I printed out three separate photographs of mine onto regular computer paper and glued them down onto the canvas. Then I used Heavy Gel Medium to create lots of "yummy yummy texture", to quote Jenny and Shelley (thanks ladies!).
Once that dried I added layer after layer after layer of paints and glazes. Then a few more layers. To finish it off I popped out a few details on the fish with permanent pen.
These are the photos that I used in this mixed media painting. The first ones are of the Fashion Island Koi. The last photo is of our very cool chandelier in our bedroom. I took the photo looking straight up at the light. I like that you can't really tell what it is!
So here is my Orange Post for The Summer of Color. I was SO excited to read that there will be a Summer of Color 2 next year, Yay!! Hopefully next summer I won't be a week behind in all the posts, LOL, but this was so much fun! I now have some cool artwork that wouldn't have existed if it weren't for this challenge and the wonderful Kristin!!