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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This is a real beautiful work, just love it.
over 3 years ago
Thank you!
over 3 years
Beautiful work,great detail and the colour contrasts really work for me.
over 3 years
Thank you...I also am very happy with how the color contrasts came out. So glad you like it!
over 3 years
Fab, Sister...they should make a movie out of this <g>! Kove your clownfish...they've got attitude!
over 3 years
Thank you Marcia!
over 3 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 3 years
Thank you Rita!
over 3 years
so beautiful!!nice depth!!I loved the colors you used..makes a beautiful contrast!!
over 3 years
Thank you Anastasia! By the way, I love your name!
over 3 years
nice contrast colours!
over 3 years
Thank you.
over 3 years
Delightful work. Striking colour work and very cute. Well done and Best Wishes.
over 3 years
Thank you...glad you like it.
over 3 years
I love this!Beautiful colors!!!!!
over 2 years
You should illustrate childrens books!
over 2 years
Thank you Angelika. I'll keep that in mind :)
over 2 years
Very neat and impressive indeed!
over 2 years
Thanks a lot!
over 2 years
Beautiful! They just glow!
over 2 years
Thank you very much Angela!
over 2 years
Stunningly beautiful!! I just love this painting Rehana! Warm wishes.
over 2 years
Thank you Dalene..glad you like it :)
over 2 years
absolutely beautiful the movement is incredible
over 1 year
Thank you Dean :)
over 1 year
Absolutely gorgeous! Your work is lovely indeed! So vibrant and alive. Thank you for sharing it for all on PIL to enjoy!
over 1 year
Thank you Karina! Glad to share :)
over 1 year
wonderful work Reyhana I love this cheers Carol
over 1 year
Thank you Carol :)
over 1 year
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for Reyhana Farooqi (Sister of the Sea)
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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