I decided to start a new painting of a fish under water, recently water related paintings seem to be of interest to me. This is the first version once again I need to decide on which new colors to include as I want to make the image more fluid with more balance I will let you know how this goes
Several years ago ago I created a seascape painting of a sunset I experienced in Montenegro, I was never completely happy with it and so decided to put it away and re visit it when I felt ready to do so
The original painting
Seascape v 1
I have recently returned to the piece , deciding that I needed to make it more vibrant in color, contrast, tone and depth .
Using the original as a under painting has allowed me to create a greater depth of color and a much more vibrant piece. I still have a little more to do before it is completed however I am now much more happier with it now.
I often enjoy starting with a previous design and then pushing the design that bit further ,examples if this can be seen the following images.
Using the jungle play painting as a starting point I created a section of the image tracing over the image, I then used pencil and pen to mirror the sectioned area and then let my imagination fill in the gaps.
My second piece develops this idea further creating a new image that takes the work in a new direction . Both paintings can be viewed on my paintings page