Shadows lie on beds of concrete moving with blue flow across sandpaper footsteps and fallen dreams. Shadows blend from across the orange sunbeam breeze to a vagrant’s collection in a stolen cart, to the gentle whisper of a lover leaning against a tree by the side, under a window, below the drift of the shadow’s purple blanket recreates a tree’s shape in branches of black on the side of shop windows and brick facades. Shadows lie, move and collect in rivers of reminders that everything changes. Constantly.
Acrylic on paper 24″×36″ by John Fish Feb. 2011


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John Fish is a Los Angeles artist who paints abstracts, landscapes and portraits with expressive painterly strokes and heavily textured surfaces. I explore the way space flows to entwine objects that have no boundaries.

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  • Sue Nichol
    Sue Nicholover 3 years ago

    I really like the brush work in this and the earthy colours….and, as always, love your words.

  • Redviolin
    Redviolinover 3 years ago

    You make me swoon…with delectable words and luscious image….bravo

  • thanks so much

    – John Fish

  • JennyArmitage
    JennyArmitageover 3 years ago

    Gorgeous light and shadows.

  • thank you

    – John Fish

  • linskudd
    linskuddover 3 years ago

    I really like this new set of work. And your words help to create a feeling of mystery in the warm sultry air.

  • thanks for your comments

    – John Fish

  • walstraasart
    walstraasartover 3 years ago

    Your text and the artwork go well together. It gives a wonderful impression.

  • thank you

    – John Fish

  • GittiArt
    GittiArtover 3 years ago

    Great work…bravo John!!! Love especially the amazing play with light and shadow!!!

  • thanks

    – John Fish

    JUSTARTover 3 years ago


  • thank you

    – John Fish

  • Richard G Witham
    Richard G Withamover 3 years ago

    Your rendering of the afternoon sunlight and blue shadows in these works is amazing John and enhanced by the wonderful sense of motion. I’m always intrigued by shadows and the special energy they radiate.

  • thanks. yes your work always has wonderful light and shadows. these are from photos I’ve been taking that are not very good photography, but great for subject matter.

    – John Fish

  • Zefira
    Zefiraover 3 years ago

    fabulous John

  • thanks for commenting

    – John Fish

  • James Gibbs
    James Gibbsover 3 years ago

    Beautiful painting! Awesome color!

  • thanks. glad you like it

    – John Fish

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