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This is a loose 2 hours painting I made for my girlfriend while she was away. I had to watch her betta fish and this is where the idea came from.

It's all done in acrylics.

Hope you like it.

EDIT: thanks a lot for the feature!

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I love the way the light seemd to realistically filter through, the semse of wonder I get while looking at it. Very tranquil. Nicely balanced, with the dark tones adding a bit of mystery but not so much as to make it sinister. Just the right amount of light to balance the dark!

haha. i clicked on this because it reminded me of my betta, fernando.

Could not hope for more perfections

We will stand, make this place our own
One day we will leave it behind
We will stand, make this place our own
And one day leave it all behind
There is a place
An isle of non-existence created by our drive to live
Somewhere other than reality
We must sacrifice to survive, others try to take and deprive
Live together, die alone
Created by our drive to live
Fight on until it's known, our purpose, our being here
Must be a sign to the path, to the path we must take
From the sky a black smoke engulfs our minds, our souls
We fight on until it is known, our purpose
This is the path
The path we must take. : Veil of Maya

I want bigger! :D

Great, great, and great. The fish is the first thing you look at, but there's so much more to it than that. It's amazing, really! It looks real in the way the colors and light make depht and the shapes creates an organic, underwater, fresh feel to it. :)

And your painting is skilled and marvelous. And I like the way you have these painting drops and the small spots with white, yellow and red, which I though was a great way to make this more dirty, and create contrasts, allthough it's not very clear.

The light is also superb, and the way the fish is wanting to go to the light (or what the heck it's doing) is cool. I though this was a really peaceful, different but beautiful picture. I would buy it to hang it on my wall. :)

N0RM responds:

Thanks! I really appreciate your comments. I tried to make it peaceful with the subject and the colors and at the same time dynamic with aggressive brush strokes and splatters. I'm glad you like it!

Credits & Info

4.82 / 5.00

Jun 25, 2009
12:00 PM EDT
Fine Art
File Info
800 x 437 px
388.5 KB

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