Or should it read “Red Fish. Blue Fish?” And who wasn’t raised on Dr. Seuss rhymes? I know I was. My brother and I use to torture the baby sitter by having her read “Cat In the Hat” and “Cat In the Hat Comes Back” over and over and over again. But what I really appreciate about Theodor Seuss Geisel now that I’m all grown up, is that in his way, Dr. Seuss was an environmentalist. A number of his stories are tales of the troubles that can happen when not respecting the natural world and what we should do about it.
But back to fishes. A while back I did a number of small fish studies as I had not painted little fishes in quite some time and I thought I would be a good way to play with my (then new) tray of cake watercolors. Watercolor cakes are surprisingly lovely to work with. I usually work with Winsor & Newton Artists’ Water Colour.
YIN & YANG BLUE HERRING © Kristin Maija Peterson
Grumpy tough looking little guys. Or just stiff upper lips.YIN & YANG RED HERRING © Kristin Maija Peterson
Actually, these little fishes are a bit on the pink side, but tell them that.
My now slightly used tray of watercolor cakes — sort of impulsive, but inexpensive purchase from Michael’s.
More about the Frog later.