Art of the Week: Hawaiian Fishes All The Way Down

Lucy Arnold
Golden Gate Marin Branch

“Hawaiian Fishes All the way Down

Watercolor

Hawaiian Fish ID chart

Skin diving makes me feel like I’m flying slowly over an unbelievably beautiful, alien world. Tropical fish are simply amazing in their variety of gorgeous colors, so they are irresistible as painting subjects. I chose to represent only Hawaiian fishes in this watercolor, since I’ve only been diving in Hawaiian waters. Many are long-time favorites of mine, while others are found at depths below my reach. The trick was making a composition of only fish, with no background water showing. Thus, these Hawaiian Fishes do go all the way down!

You may be interested in seeing more of Lucy Arnold’s work by visiting: lucyarnold.com

facebook.com/lucyarnoldartist

and the branch website: www.goldengatemarinart.org

 

Comments

  1. Barb Whitmarsh says:

    EXTRAORDINARY TO SAY THE LEAST.
    GREAT PIECE OF WORK.
    SEND IT TO AN ICHTHYOLOGIST – I’M SURE IT WILL FLOOR HIM/HER.
    B.W.

  2. Wonderful work, Lucy!

  3. Sara Etgen-Baker says:

    Lucy–such vibrancy in your art! Although I don’t scuba dive, I do snorkel and love watching the beautiful fish and the underwater art that you’ve so aptly captured. Uplifting!

  4. What a delightful array of colorful fish. Beautiful. Wish I were diving with you.

  5. Lucy, your beautiful painting made me want to see more, so I visited your website. It is lovely, too. What a gifted Pen Woman you are!

  6. Dorothy Kamm says:

    Love the brilliant colors and rhythm of the painting!