I’m not always the best at talking about issues that matter to me – I suppose that’s why it’s generally easier for me to express myself through music or art. However! There has been a lot in the news that’s been concerning me lately, & a lot of that is related to climate change. In about a week, the Trump administration has instituted a media blackout/gag order for the EPA and brought back the pipelines, among other things. While I’m not a scientist myself, I love science & believe that the scientific process is key to understanding our world. When the vast majority of scientists believe that climate change is happening & that humans have an impact on it, who am I to disagree?
With that being said, if you live in the US & want to try & do something, please consider signing a petition to ungag the EPA and call your senators to oppose the nomination of Scott Pruitt as head of the EPA.
Also check out some of the rogue/alt accounts that have been popping up surrounding the EPA gag order – I’m not a social media person & do not use Twitter, so it’s saying something when I recommend checking them out!:
And a lot more: https://twitter.com/ariherzog/lists/alt-and-rogue/members
Also, please support the ACLU because they kicked ass this weekend: https://www.aclu.org/
And, now on to some commentary about the painting!
I had some time for a quick drawing & wanted to try more watercolor, so I decided to try my hand at a clown fish. The outline is just from a Micron pen as usual, & I then added watercolor on top. But in layers! I actually started out with yellow over most of the fish & layered & blended other colors on top of it. I was unsure how to approach the clear parts of the fins, so I think they mostly look white or slightly blue… And the background is just a wash of blue & purple.
This was done in a small pocket notebook that is really not meant for watercolor. I think I’m going to buy a small watercolor notebook for future attempts.