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Fagan
08-13-2003, 09:24 AM
24" x 24" acrylic on gessoed masonite board

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Aug-2003/2383-last-gasp.jpg



close up:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Aug-2003/2383-last-gasp-cl1.jpg

brushstroked
08-13-2003, 11:02 AM
I love this piece. Rather than depth, you've created an illusion of shallowness. On the close-up, it's really interesting to see the water lapping at the fish's underbelly. Great colors, terrific balance.

I want to save them.

Were any animals harmed in the making of this?

Fagan
08-13-2003, 11:24 AM
Brushstroked....thanks for commenting. These fishies gave up their lives to produce the new generation. *GRIN*

what part of Indiana are you? Warsaw here.

brushstroked
08-13-2003, 11:39 AM
I'm sure the "new generation" is nothing but trouble, and doesn't appreciate the sacrifice.

I'm southwest of Indy, and I can't remember where Warsaw is. North? On the way to South Bend?

Fagan
08-13-2003, 11:51 AM
North...between SouthBend and Ft Wayne. *LOL* I think I have asked you this before...sorry for the senior moment.

brushstroked
08-13-2003, 11:57 AM
hahahaha...if you've asked before, I don't remember it.

Let's call it a "blonde" moment instead. :D

Tamana
08-13-2003, 04:36 PM
I protesteth the blond inference... ;)

I love these colors, Fagan. It was almost like a deja vu with Pipi's last post entitled "Portrait." Two that (to me), work beautifully complimenting as well as contrasting each other. I want to touch that texture. Great application.

Love what Laura said, re: shallowness vs. depth. Tru dat. I can almost see them flopping.

Well done.

Fagan
08-13-2003, 07:50 PM
Thanks for looking and commenting Tam

muchfoolishness
08-13-2003, 07:51 PM
beautiful surface interest
poor pretty fishes

PALudeking
08-13-2003, 08:51 PM
"Without one's being able to say why......space might become a fish swallowing another"- Critical Dictionary

RickS
08-14-2003, 12:40 AM
YES!---I keep looking at this one---guess I have a thing for the colors..... I really enjoy this---great work! and thanks for the close up, I keep checkin it out...:)
Ready for the next one...

lizzy
08-14-2003, 02:40 AM
thats awesome
i cant believe the thickness youve gotten with the acrylics
its almost crystalized
and that blue is so bright
it looks like such a happy thing

Fagan
08-14-2003, 09:29 AM
muchofullishness....life sucks when you are a sockeye.

Pal....small fish gather and swim together to form a larger massive fish.

RickS....thanks! I may do some tropical fish next. *GRIN* color riot

Izzy..lotsa gesso with a palette knife.

mame
08-14-2003, 09:35 AM
Speaking of Japonisme - nice one.

Fagan
08-14-2003, 09:50 AM
Mame...maybe....more Faganesque than Japonisme ....you learn something new each day. Danke!

jkoehler
08-14-2003, 10:01 AM
This painting works very well. Great use of complimentary colors and strong glazing technique. You've really enlivened the surface, while mainting the integrity of the forms. Tough to do.

Fagan
08-14-2003, 10:19 AM
Originally posted by jkoehler
This painting works very well. Great use of complimentary colors and strong glazing technique. You've really enlivened the surface, while mainting the integrity of the forms. Tough to do.

Sometimes things come together in spite of yourself. Thank you for commenting.

arourapope
08-14-2003, 01:26 PM
Oh the poor little fishies! What a fun piece (for those of us who aren't fish!) Lots of energy and spontaneity in this.

Fagan
08-14-2003, 02:05 PM
Aurora!! thanks for looking at this and commenting. It is good to see you are alive and well in your new place.