Paint Party Friday · Watercolor

Please Help Nemo

Here is my first Friday Paint Party painting.  It is an 18×24″ watercolor and colored pencil affectionately nicknamed “Nemo.”
I’ve been working on this piece for a few weeks and I’m stuck.  I thought I was done except for painting another small clown fish in the white space above the coral.
I like my anemone and fish by themselves:
and I like to coral on the right side by itself, but as a whole, I’m not fond of the composition. I don’t like the space to the left of the anemone and I think I need some darker and perhaps more defined seaweed behind the anemone, but I’m not sure.
So,  should I
  • leave it as is (once I put in the other fish)? 
  • crop it into two pieces and make it into a group?
  • leave it big, but paint some more?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated as my art lessons are on “summer break” as of Monday.

11 thoughts on “Please Help Nemo

  1. Sorry I can't advise you. Your rock and anemone and clown fish are so well done! But I agree with you, I don't think you are quite done.

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  2. Beautiful textures and value changes! I wonder if incorporating a little of the red (or a red) into the coral would tie things together more? Or maybe repeat some of the yellow-green(next to the fish) in the foreground?

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  3. I LOVE IT HOW IT IS…I AM REALLY DRAWN TO LOOKING AT THAT LONE FISH…HE LOOKS LOST AND THE WHOLE PAINTING GOES WITH THAT LOST FEELING…I DON'T KNOW…THAT'S JUST ME…XXX

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  4. this looks great and I love pencil over watercolour… it is how I work on botanical work… I have a good friend who does a lot of underwater subjects and looking at her work may help you resolve some things and the link is here… http://vonnykart.blogspot.com.au/ … I really like how this is progressing and I look forward to seeing how you finish it off…xx

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  5. Hi Cris…Nice job..Nice name.. 🙂 I think you need to put in the other fish and then decide if you are done or not. Hard to visualize without it in.. but I love it so far. Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog. I hope you do get into journaling as I am having so much fun doing this. It's something new to me too since I have only painted with Oils before. Happy PPF.

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