Fishies!

by brae  

Sometime ago, April sent me a link to a lovely modern home that featured some enormous artwork.  While the Greek horse was fine and all, it was the fish painting (we thought it was a painting) that drew us in.  :]

I put it in my inspiration file for later.  Then April's birthday rolled around, and I remembered the fishies!!!  I wanted to find the original so I could see the entire work, and after some quick Google searches I found it at New Ravenna Mosaics.  It's actually a mosaic and not a painting.  It's called Ellen’s Fish by Ellen McCaleb.

Painting I can do.  Mosaics in miniature?  Not for me.  :D  I cut some canvases measuring 3 3/8" by 4 7/8", which are fairly large for 1:12 scale, but this is modern art we're talking.  I painted a base of blue-greens and grey then added paper fish swimming in a school.  The works are more inspired by the original than a precise replica.

This is the one that will stay in my collection and likely be housed in The Brownstone since it has high ceilings and large rooms good for modern art.  (I sent one to April for her birthday.)

This one is listed on eBay.  It's #3 in the series.  Where will the series end?  I suppose when I get tired of making these.  :D  haaaaaaaaa!

And for you astute readers, no, the building in the link is not what I'm making for the secret HBS build.  ;]

5 comments

Comment from: BunnyD [Visitor]

That would be some very tiny tile work! It’s a darling painting Brae.

10/28/15 @ 19:17
Comment from: Barbara [Visitor]

Very serene. Well done!

10/28/15 @ 19:51
Comment from: Mad for Mod [Visitor]

Well done! It looks great!

10/29/15 @ 05:28
Comment from: brae [Member]

Thank you! :>>

10/30/15 @ 13:02
Comment from: Janice [Visitor]

Perfect for this space.

11/06/15 @ 15:24


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