Water Puppy – Betta Fish Painting

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(Private Collection) Betta Fish – 6 x 6 inches – Acrylic & Mixed Media on Canvas Board.

I adore Betta Fish.  They are intelligent, interactive and an artist dream when it comes to painting.  My former Betta lived in a 90-gallon tank and would fly through the water when I walked past, trying to follow me.  He was just like my puppy.  Sometimes I would feed him by hand and he liked to swim through my fingers.  I am on the lookout for a new one to love and inspire me.

I used a special combination of paints to achieve this unique luminous effect on his scales.  I am very pleased with how they turned out.   Here is a closeup:


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