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Monday, June 8, 2009

Bouillabaisse 9X12 Oil on Linen
June 4th - 17th DSFDF Challenge


This is my entry into the current DSFDF challenge. It was SO much fun to paint - good comp, rich colors. As I was painting my piece, the ear of corn above the onions magically tranformed itself into a fish...thanks to Karin Jurick for hosting these challenges!

33 comments:

Kerri Settle said...

I love the addition of the fish!

Sheila said...

Wow! fabulous! I love how that magic fish just appeared.

Dewberry Fine Art said...

Love your creative view. Wonderful color and comp and handling of the medium. I agree that it was a fun one.

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

What a great idea. Fish goes good with this vegie plat.Bon appetit!

Claire said...

Thanks, everyone. This is my second DSFDF challenge entry, and I am having a lot of fun!

hissnhowl said...

Don't you just love it when things "just happen" when you're painting! Beautiful work - I love your painting!!

SYLVIANE said...

Claire, your painting is very imaginative,with a striking and unusual composition.
I watched your website and was impressed by your art.
Bravo!

Claire said...

Thank you, hissnhowl - yes, it is great when things 'just happen'!

Claire said...

Sylviane, thanks for your very kind comments, and for taking the time to check out my website.

Caroled said...

Beautiful painting... imaginative!!
Loved the painting of the "ghost tree" as well!!!
Carol

Denny said...

Nice painting,indeed! Taking artistic liberties is what painting is all about!

Diana Marshall said...

I had to do a double take when I looked at your painting! Where did that fish come from? Love the painting.

Claire said...

Thank you, Carol. Glad you liked my 'ghostly' sycamore tree too!

Claire said...

Denny, thanks for your comments. I agree with you one hundred percent about taking artistic liberties - it makes the painting your own.

Claire said...

Thanks, Diana. I was blocking in that particular ear of corn in the still life, when I suddenly realized that it could very easily morph into a fish...then it all came from within my head and out onto the canvas.

Carol Nelson said...

Great title. Very imaginative to change that ear of corn into a fish. Yours is unique!

Claire said...

Thank you, Carol. I was glad that it happened the way it did.

Christine Bray said...

Thank you for your comment on my painting. When I saw you added a fish it made me smile. That was fun.

Carol Horzempa said...

Beautiful painting...love the fish! Smallmouth bass?

Jane Hunt said...

This made me laugh out loud - the fish is wonderful! Beautifully painted too!

Claire said...

Thanks for your comments, Christine. I am so glad that it made you smile - I sure was smiling when I was painting it into the still life!

Claire said...

Carol, Thank you. This fish is totally imaginary, and based on the memories in my brain of all prior observations of fish! Just started with a shape, and went with it, truing to make it fit in with its surroundings - so if it looks like it actually resembles a species of fish, you have made my day!

Claire said...

Thanks so much, Jane.

Mary Anne Cary said...

Claire,
This really captured my attention, very creative! Nicely done, I like your work.

Claire said...

Thank you, Mary Anne. I appreciate your comments.

DEB said...

I'm loving this!! I added a rooster to mine...The fish is great!

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

This is wonderful Claire...the addition of the fish really makes it your own, bravo!

Claire said...

Deb, thanks for the comments - I can't wait to see your rooster!

Claire said...

Thank you. Dana. This was a great challenge!

L.Holm said...

Wow!! what a surprise. A fish! Great painting--wonderful version of the challenge. What fun!
Liz

Claire said...

Liz - thanks for the comment - I am glad you liked the addition of the fish!

dominique eichi said...

What a great execution and creative idea for DSFDF. Wonderful

Claire said...

Thank you, Dominique.

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