Sunday, April 08, 2012
Whatever you believe in or not believe in during Easter, fish play a common role in this holiday. Whether eating fish on Good Friday or buying chocolate fish in Paris, the fish is the symbol of fertility of spring and also the original symbol for Christianity, pre-dating the cross.
Not having either in mind, these fish made an interesting composition. 8" x 8" in oil on canvas panel. I painted over another piece that hadn't gone well. Its a bit eerie seeing the partial painting and eyes peering through the oil sketch.
Perhaps in many years time, someone will analyze the painting and find the ghost of the initial painting behind the fish and wonder about it.
Its been difficult to get a good photograph of the final piece, the reflections from the wet paint just aren't cooperating. I hope to re-photograph it in a day or two when its dryer.
PS I edited last night's text as it didn't seem to make sense at all. And I hadn't even had a drink!