White Betta Fish

#DoodewashSeptember2021: Fish.

Did you know that betta fish need oxygen from both the air and the water? This is why they rise to the top and gulp air on occasion. They can actually drown if they don’t get the surface air they need.

This was one of those paintings where I wasn’t totally sure how to get the effect I was going for, so I just started painting, and trying different ideas. I didn’t quite succeed, but came close. I think I learned enough that I’d be able to do a better job next time, and that is what counts.

  • Paint-Daniel Smith Watercolor & white gouache
  • Paper: Hahnemühle Hot-Pressed ‘The Collection’ Watercolor Paper
  • Brushes: ZenArt Black Tulip and Fineline
  • Pixabay Reference Photo: by oshuaclifford123.


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Published by Life Imitates Doodles Art, Reviews & Tutorials

Artist Ambassador for Zebra Pens. I'm a self-taught artist who dances about with all sorts of artistic mediums. My main loves are Watercolor, Zentangle and Ballpoint pen. The subjects of my work are many and varied and change at whim. I'm a little bit crazy, but doesn't that come with being an artist? At my Life Imitates Doodles Blog, I post a list of resource links for Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways two times a week. I also write reviews, hold giveaways and share my art work.

One thought on “White Betta Fish

  1. I didn’t know about Betta fish coming up for air. I do like the fresh colors you use here. Lots of movement and spontaneity!

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