Abstract Expressionism?

I thought of passing these two pieces off as Abstract Expressionism, but I think the little fish give it away.

Two watercolor sketches, done at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Yes, there are jellies and sharks and all those creatures that get so much more press, but to me the most fascinating stuff is the little tanks with swaying anemone, giant clams that open and shut randomly, little fish darting in and out of the seaweed and just the mad array of color and texture of all the little lifeforms.

About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.
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14 Responses to Abstract Expressionism?

  1. Sharmila says:

    Beautiful! I can only imagine the inspiration from the colorful underwater world!


  2. simplytrece says:

    And your sketches are lovely – I can almost feel the motion…


  3. Phil Davis says:

    Lovely, they make beautiful designs, can see them on T Shirts


  4. Sasa says:

    Gorgeous colors!


  5. Shirley says:

    I LOVE these! The loose lines the brilliant colors!


  6. Cathy says:

    Very colourful and expressive!


  7. Sandra says:

    You captured all the colorful wiggles in the underwater scene.


  8. I just found your blog via the Etsy Success team thread – what wonderful work you do!
    (BTW, I think you can still call these paintings “abstract expressionism” even with the fishes 🙂 ). They’re beautiful!


  9. Alex Tan says:

    awesome splashes of colors, and I love catching fishes in those colors ^^


  10. I love your boldness and confidence with watercolours – very inspiring!


  11. The combination of line and color really works well. I agree that these would look great as a t-shirt design.



  12. BarbaraB says:

    Wonderful color and line….there is so much movement! Great sketches.


  13. I love the energy color and line. It just all comes together so beautifully.


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