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Fish Painting - Jewel-eyed Fish by Helene Henderson

Jewel-eyed Fish is a painting by Helene Henderson which was uploaded on September 16th, 2010.

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Hi Bruce, Thank you so much for your close observations and detailed comments!! I'm so glad you saw so much going on in this! But the specks are just specks :-). The painting is 9" x 12".

Hi, Helene! Wow, I happened to stop in just about the right time! Telepathy? This is sooo very pretty, and the closer you look the more goodies you find! It's really marvelous, Helene! I love that background -- the overall general shade as well as the "light texture" (does that mean anything?) that teases me into trying to find some pattern in it. FAA's full-resolution feature shows that you didn't skimp a bit on constructing the intricate jewel-eye pattern, nor in the complexities making up whatever one calls the outside of a fish -- or this fish, anyway. The same kind of broken glass bits of the eye (without green) create a lot of the body color, but not the lighter area. All this goes to say that it all must really be as super in close up and the total simple structure of the whole easily could mislead one from such a close look. I've been trying to sneak off without mentioning that gorgeous feathering that demands nearly half of the painting's area. Interesting how bits of it are floating away, and I'd think it was a great cotton-candy swirl but for the unbranching stems within it. What an imagined contrast its apparent softness is to the hardness of the colored glass! How unusual -- well, of course it's the only one of its kind, till prints are sold -- but this great imagination here: the total concept down to the tiny details -- to me as unusually impressive. I would be happy looking at this painting quite awhile, probably because it so defies my "understanding" any of it in a mind tickling way. I can't find where it should say how large it is. And what are those specks in that tail sort of thing? Peace, etc., Bruce

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so subtle, I really like this