An ordinary person's thoughts on the complexities of art & life ...

An ordinary person's thoughts on the complexities of life ... or just ramblings from the mind of a working Mum with far too little time to think!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Tropical Fishscapes

It's been a long while since my last blogpost and I have had many emails and messages encouraging me to continue. Somehow of late, for many reasons, time has got away from me and I have not had the mind space to do any art photography other than commissions or booked photo shoots. Not ideal for my growth as an artist!

For as long as I can remember I have been fascinated by tropical fish and always wished I could paint what I saw in my mind. I imagined large elegant "fishscapes" with lots of sparkling light, rich textures and soft, coral colours swirling around the gentle movement of the fish underwater. Of course this would be easier to capture if I was underwater, swimming with the fish - and one day I intend to purchase an underwater camera. However, until then I will have to make do with an aquarium!

Earlier this month I had the opportunity to sneak off with my camera to a tropical aquarium for a couple of hours. It was late afternoon and a lovely, mellow light streamed in through the large ocean-facing windows onto the central glass tank, providing the perfect quality of natural light for my project. 

These are a few of the images from that shoot ...