“Fatboy Cichlid” by Deb Clarke

“Fatboy Cichlid” by Deb Clarke


From Deb Clarke:

“We had a 30 gallon community aquarium for quite a few years where this rare blue faced Cichlid  grew to 10 inches or so by eating most of the other fish in the tank.  He consumed tetras, angel fish, silver dollars, guppies, zebras…he left the Pleco alone…he ate the 5 inch crayfish too!  The painting of the Cichlid known as “Fatboy” to us was completed in 1995, just before I turned my full time attention to glass commissions.  The media:  oil on portrait linen with metal leaf and iridescent mylar.  pentimento from the still life of pears and florals and dishes is evident, along with some crackling issues from scrapedowns.  the crackled layer is very thin, the under paint is firmly attached to the substrate and in good condition.  the linen came from an end roll, unfortunately there is regular bleed through to the back of the linen.  the bleed is limited to the tack holes where it was attached to the loom.

All types of Prints of “Fatboy” are available at:FineArtsAmerica




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