Goldfish

4 x 6 inches
oil on panel

This is a painting of my goldfish. The amazing thing about this goldfish is that it was entirely black when I bought it. Months later over a period of a week or two it turned into gold! After I finished the painting I thought about how a dark background, fading to black would have made it look more traditional. But I like the lighter background, it’s more fun.

2 Responses to “Goldfish”

  1. Steve, what a wonderful composition. I like the light background also. It lets you look around and wonder if he has any friends near by.

  2. I love the story about how the fish turned to gold….is that typical of goldfish or is he a master alchemist or are you? I like your paintings of animals and flowers best….they are lovely. My favorite is the one of the lillies.

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