There is an Arts and Crafts festival in Lambertville NJ that features hand painted posters announcing the event. At the end of the festival, the posters are auctioned off and the proceeds go towards art scholarships for local high school graduates.

This is my entry. The title is “Can I Go to the Shad Festival Too?”

It’s 8×10, watercolor on Arches 140# cold press paper. The most interesting part of doing this painting were the semi-transparent fins. I had to be careful to keep the plant seen through the fins very light.

I will mount the painting on the poster which is what many of the artists do. It’s then removeable and ready to frame.

This is the first time I have participated in this event so I’m quite excited about it.

Comments

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanover 3 years ago

    all the very best Anne with the show…this is a lovely painting of this popular fish! we have many in our tank ;)

  • Thanks Linda. I am looking forward to the show.

    – Anne Sainz

  • Ercan BAYSAL
    Ercan BAYSALover 3 years ago

    Very Nice…

  • Thanks Ercan.

    – Anne Sainz

  • shagufta
    shaguftaover 3 years ago

    beautiful!

  • Thanks Shaqufta. I enjoyed painting it.

    – Anne Sainz

  • (Tallow) Dave  Van de Laar
    (Tallow) Dave ...over 3 years ago

    beautiful

  • Thanks Dave.

    – Anne Sainz

  • Anne Gitto
    Anne Gittoover 3 years ago

    WOW!!! this is great. Love it..☺

  • Thanks Anne. The auction was a great success. My goldfish painting did it’s part too and brought a nice price for the scholarship fund.

    – Anne Sainz

  • paintingsbycr10
    paintingsbycr10over 1 year ago

    Great job!

  • Thanks Cheryl. Glad you liked it.

    – Anne Sainz

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesabout 1 year ago

    So nicely rendered. My grandson has two goldfish and I have considered doing them in watercolor. This inspires! :)

  • Thanks Angie, I’m glad I inspired you. I loved painting this, especially his transparent tail.

    – Anne Sainz

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