Painting fish seems to calm me down. I don’t have to think about the composition, just paint the fabulous real-life colors. I spent all day painting this rainbow wrasse, which is just one of a large number, not just of wrasses but of rainbow wrasses. Getting the colors right pulls me out of myself a little and by the end of this crabby day, I have a beautiful fish to show for it.
I sold my parrotfish, so perhaps these little paintings are appealing to others as well as myself. I find both doing–and having done–them, strangely satisfying.
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