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Reply #15 on: June 15, 2017, 08:38:13 AM
 :clap: I agree with Linley about the pink mat - it enhances and completes the picture. 
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Reply #16 on: June 28, 2017, 12:56:51 AM
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Reply #17 on: June 28, 2017, 05:28:42 AM
This is a beautiful painting, Mea! The iridescent paint is perfect for it.
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Reply #18 on: June 28, 2017, 06:05:37 AM
Just saw this adorable painting of yours, Mea!!! I love when a painting comes together so quickly as this did for you. Perhaps a series of Hawaiian fish would be a good thing to paint for one of your upcoming exhibits? Really love this!
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Reply #19 on: July 14, 2017, 10:47:15 PM
My angelfish has been well received - I had 250 postcards printed of it and half are gone already.  Since I need a painting for an exhibit next month, I did a larger version (8 x 10 for an 11 x14 mat/frame).

Only this time, I have to call it a "Longfin Bannerfish."  It seems that a tropical fish expert received my card and quickly informed me that it was not an angelfish (although Google had it listed as such).



I still have time to tweak it so please give me any hints to make it better. 

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Reply #20 on: July 15, 2017, 05:18:29 AM
 :angel:  Are you going to use that pink mat again? It looked fantastic on Evie's picture.
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Reply #21 on: July 15, 2017, 06:48:21 AM
Mea, this is so gorgeous!  :smitten:  :smitten:  :smitten: I have 2 tubes of iridescent paint, but I haven't used them because I can't figure out when/where to do so on a painting. You have inspired me!
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Reply #22 on: July 15, 2017, 07:00:31 AM
Thanks, Susan.

What colors do you have?

Yes, the iridescents have limited use, but seemed perfect here.  Might be good at Christmas time, too.  Oh, just gave myself an idea - will work on my Christmas cards early this year.

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Reply #23 on: July 15, 2017, 07:02:44 AM
Thanks, Linley.  No pink mat this time as this picture is much larger so will use an off white.

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Reply #24 on: July 15, 2017, 07:20:23 AM
Google does tend to lump photos of various varieties together, makes things a bit confusing. Regardless of the fact, it's a lovely rendition. Just to make matters even more confusing.... it is also known as a Pennant Coralfish!  :D
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Reply #25 on: July 15, 2017, 08:08:49 AM
Another charming fish - regardless of it's correct name! Now in the first one, you had some of the water darker for a different tonal perspective...Could you do the same with this painting to make the fish pop even more?

And bravo on the postcards swimming away so quickly!!
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Reply #26 on: July 15, 2017, 09:01:33 AM
Thanks, Sharon.

I can't remember what mix I used to get the water so dark in the last painting.  This one looks more tropical water-colored.  I do see what you mean about the POP factor.  I'll tweak it a bit.  Thanks for your valued input.

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Reply #27 on: July 15, 2017, 09:03:53 AM
Thanks, Val.  I love adding more confusion to the mix!  I like Pennant Coralfish better.  Sounds classier.

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Reply #28 on: July 15, 2017, 09:14:41 AM
Actually, I just looked up pennant coralfish and see that mine is more like the schooling bannerfish, so I will tweak it more around the face to get the correct coloring.  Mine does not have a long-enough "pennant" to qualify as a pennant coralfish.

Wow, there's a lot to this!!!  Is this zoology or art?

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Reply #29 on: July 15, 2017, 09:24:11 AM
 :2funny: We are an intellectual lot and will try anything!  I have a 2" thick book on tropical reef fish, and it is only one volume! Would love the whole set but too much  :cost:

Can't wait to see it finished and framed.  O0     :clap: :clap: :clap:
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