Downloadable Painting Pattern
Discus Fish By Gabriele Hunter
Have you ever wondered how to paint a colourful fish? Artist Gaby Hunter was inspired to paint this adorable fresh-water fish by its remarkable color palette and surface patterns. Using the brilliant colors of Aqua and Turquoise, contrasted by the orange and yellow orange hues of the fish, Gaby saw a fun painting evolve before her eyes! A new painting pattern was created!
Using Artist grade pigments, Tradition's Artist's acrylics, Gaby has explained how she approached the painting of the background, the detailed patterns on the body and the illusion of the clear water and bubbles. In step by step written instructions and photographs, the student artist can paint along following Gaby's guidance.
Learn how to blend the background, create the weeds waving in the water currents, the light effects and the glistening reflective quality on the body of the fish. Perhaps you will be inspired to paint several of these fish. The design is great for a bathroom, child's room, used to decorate summer home décor and even paint on refinished furniture pieces.
This design has loads of potential, especially if you love color like Gaby does!
***This design can be enlarged to fit any size canvas surface. The original is painted on a 12'x12' canvas. Naturally if it is enlarged, so too the size of the required brushes will change. (Finished size is up to the artist)
Transparent Red Iron Oxide - PR101 Naphthol Red Light - PR9 Vermillion Hansa Yellow – PY74 Phthalo Blue - PB15:3 Phthalo Green – PG7 Ultramarine Blue – PB29 Aquamarine Blue Dioxazine Purple -- PV23 Titanium White – PW 6 Medium White Raw Umber – PBr 7 Carbon Black -- PBk7
Extender & Blending Medium
DATM02 Satin Varnish DATM04
Soft White Mop TB121
Blender Mop TB111 Large Oval Filbert Size 12 Flats/Angles Round #3 TB21 Kolinsky #3 or Liner