I just completed a sweet stacked double piece-the first from my RIVER Series. Fry, or baby trout, were what caught my interest on our last river float. I love the way they really do look like a little school of fish kids! And of course, damselflies, or dragonflies are always a fun little creature to paint. I used gold leaf to layer the fry--it reflects like true fish scales-especially in the dusk or dawn light in a room. It gives a piece a deep, shimmery patina. These two pieces have a lot of interesting textural feel to them. I painted them from an overhead view, as if looking into the river water at them using acrylics, birch support and glazed.
As a working artist/retired art educator, I've always lived the artful life. Let's share!