Every small thing has its name, English being a luxurious and commodious language. I am restarting my koi pond with some fry. I drew these fry using children’s crayons which, though impermanent, have a certain je ne sais quoi.
The fry are stock for the big pond. The big pond gets painted in acrylic paint. But first the fish need time to grow.
How do crayon kois grow? They get drawn and redrawn. Colors change. Heightening occurs. Highlights appear. Dark accents collect. The spaces between the koi take shape as well. The water asserts itself. Its form sharpens. The depths get deeper. The surface gains reflectivity. Air breezes into the picture. Light vibrates.
The fish begin to swim.
7 thoughts on “Small Fish are called Fry”
I do love your fish, fry or fully grown!
Vibrant, as always. (K)
Oooh these are gorgeous
Interesting that they are called “fry.” I’m impressed by your painting with children’s crayons!
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🌈🐠 HI LOVELIES! WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD UNDER WATER, OUR FRIEND ALETHA, IS CAPABLE TO CREATE.
Beautiful! 😀 I love these pictures. 😀