I made him a goldfish

Black and white fish

Black and white fish

I finished up the fish linocut on Thursday and I think he turned out pretty well. I decided not to cut into the upper fin because I didn’t want it to get lost in the background.  I like the flow in his tail and lower fins but I didn’t want the upper fin to compete so I just left it.  After pulling the print, I still think so.  The positive/negative space seems good to me.  When I considered what color to paint him, it just seemed obvious to make him a fancy goldfish.  I used my yellow ocher to do it because I thought it would provide a rich contrast to the black.

Gold goldfish

Gold goldfish

What do you think of doing one with the golden body and aqua water? The idea of just the water colored doesn’t appeal to me.  Just thinkin’.

And I’m pretty excited because this week I have put a few things into a new brick and mortar shop in Indianapolis. She has a lovely selection of handcrafted items, art, and soaps.  Check out Lilly’s Soap Kitchen on Virginia Avenue if you are in the area.  And of course these are listed in my etsy shop.