Thursday, December 20, 2012

Christmas Disguise

Disguise
7 x 11  watercolour

This year, four other members of Arts Northeast and I worked on a Christmas challenge to provide a seasonal image that could be used as a note card or decorative pieces.  A collaborative effort got it all together and with some technology the first of what I hope will be many challenges is on the Arts Northeast blog.  Take a moment to visit the ANE site and see what the other artists have produced for the challenge.

'Disguise' was inspired by some wrapping paper I saw in a shop in late November.  The fairly 'unChristmassy' look of the colours appealed to me and I thought a little fish could fit right in, just floating over the surface.   The colour in the goldfish worked beautifully with the amber in the paper and against the teal background.   I may not want to work quite that much detail in for awhile, but a masking pen is a godsend!

The original for this piece is available for purchase from my website.

6 comments:

Hedera said...

I do like the colours and the addition of the fish :) Wishing you all the very best for the season Jeanette.

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

When I first saw the photo I thought "that would make great gift wrapping paper:

Looks like it was fun a fun project.

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

What fun! A gorgeous piece. I love your goldies.
Wishing you a wonderful holidays and best wishes for the 2013 may it bring health happiness and lots of creativity.

Sue Clinker said...

Love it!

I was at Fuerteventura (Canary Islands) airport yesterday and they have a very large aquarium in the concourse. A nativity scene had been created on the bed of the tank and it was surreal seeing all the fish swimming in an out.

Just about to post some pictures of it on my Blog!

debwardart said...

Love your inspiration - and I just have to say "Merry Fish-mas" to you!

Jeanette said...

Merry Christmas Hedera. This was a fun piece to do.

Great minds think alike Nancy. :)

Thanks Lisa. Its always good to play with something a little whimsical now and then.

That sounds unique Sue, I'll have to pop over to your blog and have a look at the photos.

Thanks Deb, fish get into the oddest places don't they? Fishmas greetings... lol