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Black Moor by Chris Baker
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I tried to find a composition depicting a brooding black moor (at the bottom of the painting) as a portly, princely fish, lurking quietly beneath the playful veil-tails above.

Oil painting on masonite – 24 inches x 48 inches

‘Top Ten’ placement in ‘Underwater Living Creatures Challenge’:

Tags

oils, goldfish, aquatic, oil painting, fish painting

A figurative artist, Chris started out as an illustrator, later to become a figurative painter, focusing mainly on portraits.

Chris has exhibited in several one-man shows, and a few mixed shows in London.

Commissions – Please contact me here: newfeenix@gmail.com

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Comments

  • Ming  Myaskovsky
    Ming Myaskovskyabout 5 years ago

    This is gorgeous, no doubt this is real amazing artwork!

  • Hi Ming,
    Many thanks! Really appreciate your kind comment :)

    – Chris Baker

  • Rhinovangogh
    Rhinovangoghabout 5 years ago

    Fish with character. Cool. It is a nice compostion. RVG

  • Many thanks for such a nice comment Rhino van Gogh :)

    – Chris Baker

  • Margaret Harris
    Margaret Harrisabout 5 years ago

    Wonderful painting!!

  • Hi Margaret :) Thanks so much for your kind comment, and also for giving me that coveted ‘favourite’ status too! Chris :)
    I wonder how many might realise this was in fact a ‘self-portrait’ of sorts? ;)

    – Chris Baker

  • MrTAH
    MrTAHabout 5 years ago

    top notch…..

  • Hi MrTAH – thanks again – good of you to come by and comment :)

    – Chris Baker

  • ANNETTE HAGGER
    ANNETTE HAGGERabout 5 years ago

    Your work is so superb, love the composition, beautifully painted….anna : )

  • Thanks again, Anna – I’m flattered ;)

    – Chris Baker

  • JennyMac
    JennyMacabout 5 years ago

    A beautiful painting! Love the composition and the fish with attitude… very cool!
    : )

  • Hi JennyMac – many thanks for your comments; appreciated :)

    – Chris Baker

  • Tama Blough
    Tama Bloughabout 5 years ago

    This is great! I have always been biased against the Black Moors since I was a kid and mine did way with my other fish – lol – but I still think they are pretty.

  • Oooh… shame – they can be moody little so-and so’s can’t they? But you gotta love ‘em ;)
    Thanks for your comments :)

    – Chris Baker

  • GittiArt
    GittiArtabout 5 years ago

    What wonderful scene in the underwater world …this one caught my eye immediately in colour and composition !!! Bravo Chris!

  • Thanks so much Brigitte :) Glad it caught your eye, and thanks for dropping by :)

    – Chris Baker

  • Carlos Solorza
    Carlos Solorzaabout 5 years ago

    such a diverse talent…
    dramatic colours in a great setting.
    captivating, excellent work

  • Cheers again Carlos :) Thanks for your inspiring words !

    – Chris Baker

  • GEORGE SANDERSON
    GEORGE SANDERSONabout 5 years ago

    Superb, artwork, Chris !!!
    I have a black moor in my garden pond, it had an eye infection and is now completely blind, but its has survived like this for over 5 years !

  • Hi George – Thank you!
    They do seem to be pretty sturdy little fellows, don’t they? 5 years blind seems a good run!

    – Chris Baker

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