|The pic that inspired me.|
I started with a board which already had wooden struts added at the back, ready for hanging. As this was recycled wood it contained small holes etc., so I added a thin layer of multi purpose Polyfilla, and scratched my basic shapes into it. After that I covered it with torn up sheets of vintage papers and paper napkins using only blue and white for the dish. Gesso, alcohol inks and acrylic paint added to the effect I wanted.
My fish somehow became rather large so I called it Fat Fish and cut out letters from a magazine to spell this out. The plate has details from a seafood restaurant. Extra details were added with my Molotow markers and I used green interference acrylic paint on some areas of the fish to give that iridescent gleam that fish have. I really enjoyed doing the fish so may well do some more in the future, using interference paints, which show up particularly well on dark backgrounds.
|'Fat Fish' - mixed media on board (31cms x 50cms)|