Rivervalewatercolors (shop on Etsy) \"phantom\" paints on Fabriano Black Black paper (8x8\"). \"Chico\" Yesterday I came across this aquarium fish who, through no provocation on my part, seemed to despise me. As I walked past his tank he followed me, back and forth. Then he started to mouth some words in a very threatening manner. I turned my back on him, and he tried to jump out of the tank to attack me. I was truly terrified of this fish, with the somewhat inapt name \"Chico.\" His antagonism has haunted me so I decided to face it head on and do this little cartoon (also an excuse to try out these new paints I just got). IMG_2386
This is my learning stone. I made mistakes and learned a lot, the most important was, the stone needs to be smooth (river rocks are perfect) or the paint doesn’t cover well. This stone had lots of pits in it.
Of course I had to try daisies and found out the size of the brush matters, really small brushes for small areas.
I used some tube acrylic but found that the small bottles of craft acrylic work better. I do have a few coats of paint on it trying to blend in the right color.
I also found out that brush pens work well.
In the end I liked it and decided to add a quote: \"Allow nature to teach you silence\".
Then I used spray varnish over it all.
Warning to my neighbors......if you have river rocks in your yard you may be missing a few! 😂😂😂
Has anyone done this and have advice? 3EE537A5-F131-417B-AACC-13195F54FA6F
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