Marlin and Nemo by Reyhana Farooqi (Sister of...

Marlin and Nemo

24X24 inches. Oil on Black Canvas

This is the first painting I did on a black gessoed canvas, and also believe it or not, the first painting I did from a photo! Yes, it is true. All my other paintings were done completely by imagination. The photo was from a few stationary items I have by National Geographic (Pen, sticky-notes, mousepad). I loved the photo because of the colors and because I love clownfish. I love how it turned out. My colors are pretty close to the photo...only my colors are more vibrant and sharper, whereas the photo is more dull. I didn't like black canvas because I noticed that I had to paint on my colors 2 or 3 layers to make them bright enough to show up on the black background. I wonder why this is and if anyone can let me know if this happens to them or how to solve this problem I appreciate the help. I did like how you can use the black to create the depth and shadows. Anyway, this reminded me of the Disney film, "Finding Nemo" so that's why I named it "Marlin and Nemo." Hope you all like it. Thanks for looking.
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Wonderful work Sister of the sea...janet x
over 4 years ago
Thank you Janet. Glad you like it!
over 4 years
Awww...you are a master artist, i love your painting, the fish are so exquisite and colorful, the green of the weeds, or sea plants looks soft and inviting, this is sensational!!!!
over 4 years
Thanks Brenda! The sea plants are not plants or weeds at all. They are actually a plant-like animal. They only look like a plant.The ocean contains many mysterious wonders. Glad you like my painting! Thank you!
over 4 years
WOW! Stunning Love the bright colors and light. Excellent detail and balance. Excellent, Nancy
over 4 years
Thank you Nancy! How kind of you!
over 4 years
Excellently painted. Lots of work and detail involved in this picture. Wonderfully done. Love it. take care-Sharon
over 4 years
Thank you very much Sharon!
over 4 years
this is just wonderful you must feel so pleased to have create a painting so alive with these little fish. thankyou .jeanette s couper
over 4 years
Yes it was...Thank you Jeanette!
over 4 years
Sister. Beautiful fish, and great colours, fabulous composition, I love it.
Tony Blacetti
over 4 years
Thank you Tony!
over 4 years
stunning beauty
over 4 years
Thank you again!
over 4 years
the sea always seems to have the brightest colours in the tropics ...and their faces are so cute ...you did a good job with this picture ...love it ...john
over 4 years
Thank you John...you're so kind.
over 4 years
Gorgeous painting..these fishies could be with my fishies(on PIL)..love these humerous clownfish..they will ever be associated with Nemo!
over 4 years
Thank you so much Shirley for the sweet comments...you are too kind!
over 4 years
This is a real beautiful work, just love it.
over 4 years
Thank you!
over 4 years
Sister of the see, it shows your vibrant love for the see and his creature, nice work with strong contrasts and colours!!

kind regards from Rita.
over 4 years
Thank you Rita!
over 4 years
nice contrast colours!
over 4 years
Thank you.
over 4 years
You should illustrate childrens books!
over 4 years
Thank you Angelika. I'll keep that in mind :)
over 4 years
Very neat and impressive indeed!
over 3 years
Thanks a lot!
over 3 years
Beautiful! They just glow!
over 3 years
Thank you very much Angela!
over 3 years
absolutely beautiful the movement is incredible
over 3 years
Thank you Dean :)
over 3 years
Absolutely gorgeous! Your work is lovely indeed! So vibrant and alive. Thank you for sharing it for all on PIL to enjoy!
over 3 years
Thank you Karina! Glad to share :)
over 3 years
wonderful work Reyhana I love this cheers Carol
over 2 years
Thank you Carol :)
over 2 years
Hi there, this is a really wonderful painting, I love the depth of the black background which really shows the two fish off well, and I loved the film Finding Nemo, you have done a brilliant job of this painting, well done, best wishes Brenda xxx.
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Reyhana Farooqi (Sister of the Sea)Hello all!

Member of the Ocean Artists Society
http://www.oceanartistssociety.org/

I'm born in Chicago but belong near the sea, or in it. I'm a mermaid that can't swim. A very close friend of mine came up with the name for me, "Sister of the Sea." But you can call me whatever you like, alright? I'm mostly self taught, born with a natural talent. When I was little my Uncle inspired me with the sea and marine life. For many years, he's lived close to the ocean. Since then I've been attracted to, or "in love" with the sea. I feel somewhat connected to it. Like I'm a part of it. Our blue planet is badly damaged by human hands. I paint the ocean world to promote awareness of the need to protect and preserve it so it remains a beautiful,...
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