I took this photo a few years ago and have always intended to paint it. It cracks me up every time I look at it. Living in Orange County, plastic surgery and cosmetic enhancements are fairly common. To me, one of the most noticeable procedures is lip enhancement. When I saw this photo, it made me think of people that take enhancing their lips a bit too far. Is this the look they're trying to achieve? The other fish looks a bit envious, don't you think?
I had so much fun painting this. I started with a handmade piece of circular watercolor paper that has a beautiful deckle edge. It isn't sized so I sealed it with acrylic matte medium. My intention was to use watercolor as my medium but I was having trouble building my darks so I switched to acrylic thinned to a watercolor consistency. Painting the thin layers to build up the colors and seeing the image emerge was really enjoyable.
I work in just about every art medium I can get my hands on with my favorites being watercolor and silk painting. I love to experiment with different mediums and styles of painting. I try to paint every day and will post my paintings here as I finish them. I really appreciate any comments you may have on the paintings. You can sign up below to receive the postings automatically by e-mail. If you would like to see my artwork divided by medium, visit my website. If you would like information on purchasing one of my paintings, please send me an e-mail at email@example.com