Amongst the Reeds  by © Linda Callaghan

There are many pretty goldfish that live in ponds, rivers and aquariums but I especially like the beautiful, velvety Black Moor Goldfish. These fish live for 20-25 yrs and grow to 10-12" long.

Amongst the Reeds

Along the riverbed I swim and play,
amongst the reeds is where I stay.
Safe from harm in my watery home,
I happily live all alone.
The reeds sway catching the light,
sparkling and pretty I love this sight.
I will not leave this world of mine,
I will live here in silence for all time.

Linda Callaghan

Watercolour on Arches 300 gsm paper with a touch of gold pen for highlights 24 × 32cm.

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  • virgosun
    virgosunover 4 years ago

    Ooh Linda, we had an enormous Black Moor a few years back, we called him The Admiral… had to get a bigger tank for him and his golden pal as they grew. Lovely picture!

  • thank you so very much ….what a great name Admiral! yes they do grow very big…we have fan tails inside in a large fish tank…they are so relaxing to watch…glad you like it !

    – © Linda Callaghan

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsover 4 years ago

    As pretty as the little fish is, what really caught my eye was the excellent work on the sea grass. Both colour and details are amazing looking.

  • thank you so very much Jim…I did have fun with the grass…did my usual wet in wet technique and then shaped the grass…with a squirt of my water bottle some great shapes took place! glad you like it Jim :-)

    – © Linda Callaghan

  • Leslie Gustafson
    Leslie Gustafsonover 4 years ago

    yes, what Jim said! The coming through the grass is so pretty!

  • thank you so much Leslie! :-)

    – © Linda Callaghan

  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonover 4 years ago

    WOW! It is jumping off my screen with all those glorious, bright colours. Love it Linda.

  • Hi Lyndy Lou..thank you very much! love my bright watercolour wheel :-)

    – © Linda Callaghan

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallover 4 years ago

    Very beautiful Linda!! Lovely in watercolours!

  • thank you so very much Elizabeth :-)

    – © Linda Callaghan

  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonover 4 years ago

    Gee, gorgeous marine colours Linda! Beautiful light as well, great painting!

  • thank you so very much Maree :-)

    – © Linda Callaghan

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellover 4 years ago

    Fabulous work Linda , the fish looks a bit grumpy lol x

  • thank you so very much Irene…yes these fish do have a downward mouth…he may just want to rethink his situation and get himself a little mate lol….xx

    – © Linda Callaghan

  • MIchelle Thompson
    MIchelle Thompsonover 4 years ago

    I love the colours in your work – it is truly magnificent.

  • thank you so very much Michelle!

    – © Linda Callaghan

  • Linda Ridpath
    Linda Ridpathover 4 years ago

    oooooh bubbbly, nice one linda xx

  • thanks for your bubbly comment LInda lol x

    – © Linda Callaghan

  • bearwings
    bearwingsover 4 years ago

    thats pretty, could you make it wider and we’ll use it for a backdrop in the fish tank complete with your words overlayed, nice work

  • that is a thought Trevor….we have a fish tank too…may just try that! :-) thanks so very much!

    – © Linda Callaghan

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