"Badfish" Done!

Good afternoon!  It's 3pm and I've just signed my newest piece, "Badfish", a little nod to my Gen X cohorts and a song by Sublime that I often listen to while painting...

Yesterday, after all that swirly paint and water dried, it was much too dark and busy.  So this morning, I had the crazy idea to add some loose "Parchment" tinged with "Green Gold" and see what happens.  I had about two hours to work and am really happy with the final result after giving the piece some areas for the eyes to rest while viewing.  

Here are the before and after shots, then a detail shot of some paint on the piece:

 Where I stopped yesterday (above)

Where I stopped yesterday (above)

 Finished piece after I stopped today.  DONE!

Finished piece after I stopped today.  DONE!

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Here's some upclose and personal detail.  This morning really was enjoyable and I was able to lighten up the piece and make it much less complicated and dark.

I have an idea for tomorrow brewing in my melon....but I need a big canvas to get started.  I'm also running low on paint and almost all of my favorites!   I think I'm going to do another, larger piece in this style but another palette.  

An aside...it took every bit of willpower I have in my 69" to keep myself from putting turquoise or teal on the piece above.  But, I need to stop and give some other colors a chance.

Thank you for stopping by!