Sunday 20 January 2013

Collage Obsession - Fish

Over at Collage Obsession, this week's theme is Fishes.  I decided to use Henri Matisse's The Goldfish Bowl as a prompt.  I can't really say why I'm drawn to this picture, I guess I've always liked its simplicity and I like the combination of goldfish and plants (gives me a feel of a tropical oasis). My interpretation is a mixed media affair, using watercolour pencils, wax and paper napkins.

Fish Collage


  1. Such a happy collage, and as well as Matisse there is a little feeling of Rousseau in there too, and such a lot of movement and invention. I really like this, and always admire so much people who can produce the kind of collage I can never achieve. The collages you and Morag make do inspire me to try to make an effort in that direction. The flowers on the right are delicious.

    1. Thanks Jez. I am a mere novice at collage in comparison to Morag's mixed media work. The flowers you like are from a paper napkin which I cut out and stuck down with modge podge! all very simple. I look forward to seeing some collage work from you Jez, I'm sure it will be fabulous x

  2. This is an interesting and beautiful site. the ship is lovely and the flowers are very nice.

  3. This is beautiful !! Matisse is one of my favourite artists, this is wonderfully vibrant collage.