ArtRage 5 Product PageArtRage Lite Product PageArtRage for iPad Product PageArtRage for Android Product PageArtRage  Android Oil Painter Free Product PageArtRage  Free Demos Page

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 23

Thread: Sonata for a Floating Goldfish

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    462

    Sonata for a Floating Goldfish

    The rain was horendous. I jumped out of my car with the umbrella in tow. Ran to the doorsteps as fast as i could and still got soaked. When i got inside i was startled by Helios, my pet goldfish. He had got out of his bowl again and swelled up to the size of a beach ball. Thunder and lightning will do that to any good fish. He bounced around the kitchen and into the living room. I had to act quickly, who knows how long he's been holding his breath.

    I tried to remember what i did last time in this awkward situation. Then it hit me, i ran upstairs to my bedroom closet and grabbed my cherry wood stained cello. I sat in my favorite chair in the middle of the room and Helios slowly floated towards me. Classical strings was always a favorite of his.
    I thought one of Chopin's gentler compositions would do the trick. He stared at me with those big bulbous eye's and his Louie Armstrong puffy face.

    Under the spell of my playing, my sun speckled friend flipped and flopped in the air and eventually shrank down to his normal size. Positioning himself over his fishbowl, he plopped down inside into the cool water and swam back into his castle for a good nights sleep.

    Amazingly enough, not one drop of Gloop was used in this piece.

    It's mostly oil brush, watercolor mix and blender with the ink pen for the line work. Had a great deal of fun with this one.

    Enjoy

    Mike
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	SONATA FOR GOLDFISH.jpg 
Views:	94 
Size:	301.7 KB 
ID:	47270  
    Mbrienza

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Soap Lake, Washington
    Posts
    487
    This is absolutely precious! I so love the stories you tell with your paintings.
    See ArtRage2.5 and 3.0 Studio Pro Tutorials:
    http://www.youtube.com/JudithTramayne
    or
    https://www.artrage.com/artragebasic.html

    Children's Book - The Wonderful World of Wunks
    Written, illustrated, animated and narrated by Judith Tramayne

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    brighton uk
    Posts
    12,682
    good story good drawing good painting my regards and to Helios

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    18
    I love the story and the whimsical nature of this picture. Love it!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    WV, USA
    Posts
    1,999
    Wow, what a story and what a gold fish. He deserves to live forever!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    England
    Posts
    298
    I think this is wonderful – like an obscure dream. I particularly like the rich colours and ink work of Helios and the background to the cellist. I find this quite inspiring. Thank you.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    2,190
    Lovely painting, lovely story.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Rio de Janeiro
    Posts
    5,897
    Totally cool

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    14,335

  10. #10
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Wilmington North Carolina
    Posts
    7,201
    Beautiful work Mike, love it, that fish is great

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •