Saturday, September 5, 2009

A trio of fanciful fishes


I finished stitching the last of Judy Harper's fanciful fishes this morning, and I guarantee this one isn't headed for obscurity, either!

For the third fish, I wanted to use colors I hadn't used on the other fishes, and I felt I needed warm colors to balance the seahorse. So I chose hot pink--one of my favorite colors--toned down by a bit of deep aquamarine and what I'd call "heliotrope," not quite blue and not quite purple.

I began by outlining the fish in DMC #5 perle cotton #335, and then filled in the remaining areas with DMC cotton floss in basketweave.

I still have a little bit of background to finish, which I'll work on over the weekend when I'm not marathon canvas painting. Then first thing next week, I'll visit my LNS to find some seaweed, for these little fishes need a habitat!

6 comments:

Possibilities, Etc. said...

This is great! It's a combo of the cool of the angel fish and the warm of the sea horse. I'd never have thought of those colors -good job!! This piece is really cheerful looking.

Tara said...

It looks really good!

Cool City Stitcher said...

I love it, and all this was done in less than 2 weeks. Great job!

Edy said...

Beautiful, and whimsical too!
Outlining does make the fish Pop!

threadmedley said...

The fish are a great compliment to the seahorse! And I do love the starfish, but I think I like the angel fish best.

Cyn said...

Hi Anne,

Very cute. :-)

Cynthia
Windy Meadow