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Allan Jameson
05-21-2003, 05:56 PM
I havent posted anything here for along time ...but this something I finished a couple of days ago.
A Volitan Lionfish a very dangerous fish...the row of dorsil fins have needle sharp points and are full of venom.
Oil on stretched canvas
30x24 inches (approx 100 times life size)
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-May-2003/2622-lionfish.jpg

ironhorse
05-21-2003, 06:52 PM
Wow cool painting Allan!
Nice fishy:D
Twyla

MonicaB
05-21-2003, 07:09 PM
This is lovely! (Um, so to speak. :D ) Thanks for posting it.

Pippin
05-21-2003, 08:19 PM
Very colorful fish.Are these found in the ocean down your way?

stalksthedawn
05-21-2003, 08:37 PM
it's wonderful! I love it:clap: :clap:

Margaret Dent
05-21-2003, 10:22 PM
Allan,

Your fish is beautiful and quite menacing looking. I love the colours - for some reason they give me the impression that I'm looking through water even though the fish is so bright and colourfull - as if I were in the ocean with it.

Margaret.

Sher
05-22-2003, 04:22 AM
Your Lionfish is beautiful! Your background is sooo pretty too.

crazeejumper
05-22-2003, 07:07 AM
That is a cool-looking fish! Beautiful painting! :clap:

pencils4me
05-22-2003, 09:49 AM
Looks like hes off to a party ;)

Cool colors Alan, I like the sense of "depth" you achieved in the water too, just brings that Lion fish right to the center of attention.

TJ

BTDogMom
05-22-2003, 12:14 PM
This ROCKS - I love TIGGER!!:clap: :clap:

RachelG*
05-22-2003, 01:42 PM
WOW! i love the colors!!! i've always found these fish to be very interesting. great job!!!!!

echidna
05-22-2003, 03:14 PM
these guys are sooo cool, and difficult to draw due to all those fins and stripes:p very nice work!
~Sara

BTDogMom
05-22-2003, 03:45 PM
I posted on the wrong one - I'm sorry!!! What a dumb a$$ - Your lion fish is gorgeous...

Allan Jameson
05-22-2003, 05:17 PM
Thank you everyone for your comments....I can tell you it was not an easy painting to do.
The fish itself is one of a speciesof about 6 that live on our barrier reef (The Great Barrier Reef). It is very popular withmarine aquarists.

She-She
05-23-2003, 02:00 AM
Oh Alan, what a lovely painting!!! This is so nice to see in the A&W forum.

You live in a part of the world that is very interesting (to me, anyway)

Paul Hopkinson
05-23-2003, 02:28 AM
This is great! I love the colours you have used and it's sooo big!
Well done,
Paul

Allan Jameson
05-23-2003, 06:37 PM
Thank you She She....it is an interesting part of the world we are sub tropical here the flora and fauna is always interesting.
Paul....thanks...the size of the fish you could actually hold in the palm of your hand (if you could and they do grow larger) and that is one of the reasons why I decided to paint it so large because it is so small but such an impressive fish.

Allan Jameson
05-31-2003, 07:03 PM
Is there anyone else out there painting fish,I am interested in doing more especially tropical and reef fish.

MonicaB
05-31-2003, 07:11 PM
No, but I want to. Does that count? :D I work primarily in pen and ink, but tropical fish is definitely on my list of things to do.

TeAnne
05-31-2003, 07:34 PM
Very nice work Allan, the colours are gorgeous. :clap: :clap: :clap:
Lookie HERE Alan :) (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=108801)

Lahree
05-31-2003, 07:39 PM
This is absolutely beautiful! The Lionfish is such a beautiful fish, it seems hard to believe they are such meanies. They look so pretty, like you would want to touch them. But, uh, I guess that would be out of the question. :)

Mary Smith
05-31-2003, 08:56 PM
Great job Allan!

chookbrown
05-31-2003, 10:05 PM
Glad I popped in here Al!!! This is lovely.

Chooky :D:D:D

Rose Queen
05-31-2003, 10:14 PM
Very striking piece, Alan! When you come back, you come back with a vengeance! :evil:



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justjo
05-31-2003, 11:19 PM
WOW!!!!!

what a fantastic painting.......

Leaflin
06-01-2003, 02:11 PM
This guy looks great Allan!
Nice to see you in here :)

Zulim Bowers Designs
06-01-2003, 08:17 PM
Wonderful piece!:clap:

Marsha

Allan Jameson
06-02-2003, 04:46 PM
Thanks again folks for your comments.....actually on sunday I was in our big pet supermarket looking at other marine fish...the colours for the size of some of these fish are amazing...but I did see another Lionfish species its body would have been about an inch long and its floating fins etc would have been about 3-4 in long but not as colourful as this one... it would be a nightmare to paint.

SILKNSATIN
06-02-2003, 07:04 PM
wow this is beautiful.It looks so real.Have you done many tropical fish?

Allan Jameson
06-03-2003, 04:43 PM
SILKNSATIN.......no ...this is the first...however I am going to do more but not as large as this one.
MonicaB......yes why not....come on have a go:D

judithj
06-03-2003, 10:27 PM
Love the colour - amazing drawing and composition.

:clap: :clap: :clap:

-Judith

Manuel
06-04-2003, 04:51 AM
Great painting!!!

I love paintings of creatures, that dont get that much attention of artists in general.

Like fish or insects. :D

Leslie Pz
06-04-2003, 10:18 AM
WOW! This is - WOW!

Crystal Owl
06-04-2003, 10:21 AM
Beautifully done Allan, I love those fish they're so majestic :)

Irene