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Saturday, April 6, 2013

F is for Fish -- A Painting A Day

A to Z Blog Challenge

Today marks the end of the first week of the A to Z Blog Challenge. Thanks to all the organizers
and hosts. They are: founder Arlee Bird at Tossing It Out, Damyanti Biswas at Amlokiblogs, Alex J. Cavanaugh, Tina Downey at Life is Good, DL Hammons at Cruising Altitude 2.0, Jeremy Hawkins at Retro-Zombie, Shannon Lawrence at The Warrior Muse, Matthew MacNish at The QQQE, Konstanz Silverbow at No Thought 2 Small, Stephen Tremp at Breakthrough Blogs, Livia Peterson at Leave it to Livia, L. Diane Wolfe at Spunk on a Stick, and Nicole at The Madlab Post.

For today, my painting is of fish I saw and photographed at the Butterfly Conservatory in Key West, Florida. Although I think fish are especially beautiful when painted with watercolors, I used acrylic paints on canvas for this creation. This is a gallery wrap style canvas that does not require framing. It's my smallest yet--10" x 8".
"Key West Fish" - acrylic painting ©Mary Montague Sikes

12 comments:

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I don't know anything about painting, but I'm amazed you can do one a day.

Mary Montague Sikes said...

Thanks, Susan. Having an idea ahead of time helps.

Chuck said...

You certainly have many styles of painting and they are all so expressive. I like this one for it's simplicity.

Keep up the good work!!

Chuck at Apocalypse Now

Mary Montague Sikes said...

Thanks, Chuck. I think it all depends on the subject matter.

coffeybrownbooks said...

I wish I could paint! Love your work!

Michael Di Gesu said...

Hi, Mary,

Lovely painting of those charming Coy fish.... They a rumored to bring good luck. Such beautiful creatures.

I live your art. It always has such a fresh and "happy" look to it.

Anstice Potts said...

That's a beautiful painting, you really captured the bright colours of the fish.

Cathy said...

Your paintings are simply beautiful. I'll be following you every day--I might not stop by, but rest assured I'll be reading them via my Feedly account.

Mary Montague Sikes said...

Thank you, coffeybrownbooks, for the compliment.

Thank you, Michael. I didn't know that about the fish.

Antice, thank you for stopping by and for the compliment.

Cathy, thank you. I appreciate you following my work.

Julie Flanders said...

Such gorgeous colors! Beautiful painting as always.

Hope you are enjoying your weekend!

Connie Gruning said...

WOW!! You are amazingly talented! Beautiful painting.
Connie
A to Z buddy
Peanut Butter and Whine

Mary Montague Sikes said...

Julie, thank you! Sometimes the colors work better than other times.

Connie, thanks! Appreciate you stopping by!