acrylic on canvas board
I painted this from a photo I found on Pixabay. I was instantly attracted to the colors of the fish and water. I started this painting with a much more "clean and simple"style (and honestly, being a slave to the photo!), but found it wasn't quite working for me. I wanted to see more action and feeling. I'm pretty happy with the results.
After not painting for a good part of the summer I started wondering if I'd lose all the progress I've made in my painting style. Strangely enough, when I picked up the brush I felt a certain amount of freedom. Maybe getting out of the routine helped me to take a few more chances? Who knows. I certainly don't want to over think it!