more fish & frog

oil July 2 fish vase frog pot (2)

Yesterday evening I worked more on the oil study for my painting in the works.  Earlier versions of this oil study and of a watercolor of the same motif appear in earlier posts. The painting is 9 x 12 on Arches oil paper.

The idea for the particular colors in the cloth came from the watercolor version I did earlier. I liked the colors there and decided to use them here as well.

Now I need to transfer these ideas to the mysterious big painting in the works.

Green fish vase & frog tea pot

oil july 1 two

After working on a watercolor version of the two objects, I decided to do some more painting on a little oil study I made on paper. I made dramatic changes to the fish vase, and sometime soon I’ll have to work on the frog tea pot also.

All these recent pictures are studies for a painting — a large still life — that’s in the works.

Here’s a detail of the fish’s face and a similar passage from today’s watercolor.