Here’s a bit of fun.
Watercolor on Arches paper.
28 cm x 19 cm
This is an experimental piece I did just for fun. I was really just playing with my watercolors, trying out new techniques. I started with an underpainting, and then painted the abstract fish over the top after it dried. In some areas you can see the salt effects, which is a favorite technique, as well as glazing of one color over another.


abstract, fish, watercolor, karin, zeller

I have been a professional artist since 1990, starting out doing pencil portrait commissions. These days I have my own back yard studio, where I work towards future exhibitions, and teach weekly classes & workshops in watercolour and acrylics as well as drawing.
My studio is located in Hobson’s Bay ( Altona Meadows) , Victoria
Contact me at or mobile: 0413 741 085

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  • Steve Farr
    Steve Farrabout 4 years ago

    This is GREAT!! Elegant piece!!~S

  • rosalin
    rosalinabout 4 years ago

    love it !

  • Maryann3
    Maryann3about 4 years ago

    Love your color sense and these little fishies are so much fun!

  • Barbara Cliff
    Barbara Cliffabout 4 years ago

    A lovely design and colour and its got an underwater look

  • Kristy Spring-Brown
    Kristy Spring-...about 4 years ago


  • Margaret Harris
    Margaret Harrisabout 4 years ago

    Love it ! Your a great watercolorist !

  • Jenny Dean
    Jenny Deanalmost 4 years ago

    wonderful, I love fishes!! tis the Piscean in me!

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelalmost 4 years ago

    LOL, (and beautifully done)!

  • Sally Sargent
    Sally Sargentalmost 4 years ago

    Karen, your use of colors is wonderful. The rock salt really works in this piece. your design is excellent, too, but what really stands out the most is the freshness of your washes. Lovely. Do you use arches 300 lb. or 140 lb. and is this cold or hot press? Your cats are all fabulous but this painting really shows off your command of watercolor. Nice job. Sally

  • taiche
    taicheover 3 years ago

    Beautiful colours and technique. Brought a smile and zing at 7.30am ….and believe me usually there is very little zing so early. Thankyou!

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