Els Mommers – A
A = ANGELFISH
The last one in my Underwater series is an Angelfish.
Marine angelfish are perciform fish of the family Pomacanthidae. They are found on shallow reefs in the tropical Atlantic, Indian, and mostly western Pacific Oceans. The family contains seven genera and about 86 species. They should not be confused with the freshwater angelfish, tropical cichlids of the Amazon Basin. Wikipedia
The fish is painted with acrylic paint, fused and raw edge appliqued on a blue handpainted background.
One of my goals for this series was to find different ways to depict coral. This time I painted lutrador and stencilled three different corals on it: elkhorn, brain and seafan. The lutrador was then burned with the soldering iron. Some more seafan was stencilled on a blue background , cut out and edges burned with a lighter to get a black outline. To get a third layer I stencilled the same coral straight on the background.
I painted some small sponges, added some painted Tyvek , lutrador and empty silk cocoons. The sea is covered, as in all my other pieces, with blue organza en some shimmering open woven sheer fabric.
As in previous pieces the machine quilting is in a bubble-motif and painted tree bark pieces are added for plants.
Pictures of the whole process can be seen on my blog: http://kunamolablogspot.com