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Orandas on a Wire

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I woke up in the middle of the night because I had a sudden image of perching orandas, slid out of bed and drew a nearly incomprehensible squiggle on a post-it note, which fortunately included the note "orandas on a branch" or I would have had no idea what I'd been thinking.

I did not realize what a grumpy looking little fish the oranda is, but man, they're one disgruntled little fish.

12 x 12 acrylic on gessoboard, original for sale, prints available for $10 and $20 plus shipping. Send a note or visit [link] for details.
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ArtistKelseyReichProfessional Traditional Artist
If fish were birds they would certainly perch on fences, telephone poles and tree branches. 
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demetyoubiProfessional Artisan Crafter
I love it!!
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lsimpkinsHobbyist Traditional Artist
zimanti5's avatar
i love oranda
cmicenko's avatar
lol reaminds me of my grandparents
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Taren14Hobbyist Writer
...You have the weirdest dreams...though that may be where you get most of your inspiration for Digger from.
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DaniclawsHobbyist Traditional Artist
I. Love. My. Oranda.
His name is Einstein.

AndILoveThisToo :]
RisingAshesDie's avatar
They always look so crankyy ^^
I do really love your original and often random work
It's always very artistic and amusing at the same time!
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AnnaRchistHobbyist Traditional Artist
Very cool

They're expression reminds me of the grumpy old men in the Muppet Show.
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But I'm leaving my orandas in their tank.
alexp23's avatar
I really
love your art work!
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CorvidnnStudent Traditional Artist
My orandas are not talented enough to perch on anything. Well, maybe the plastic plants in the tank. But that's about it. :/

I like your work. :)
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Art-n-Coffee General Artist
the eyes make it disgruntled looking with the natural mouth line. humanistic eyes give it emotion...a grumpy emotion :P
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Every time I see this work, I weep with joy and my day is better.
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It's downright bizarre, but I really like it.
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sidneyeileenProfessional Traditional Artist
:wave: Hi! I featured this deviation in my journal today --> [link]
KanDYtheHedgeHog's avatar
They do look pretty disgruntled.There actually happy little guys.I have one ^^.That's just funny,never would've thought of that.
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Ahh I love this! Their expressions are terrific ;) How can I buy a print? I would imagine the original is a lot of money so I would have to go with a print :aww:
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arwenitaProfessional Interface Designer
Beautiful :D The textures you create drive me crazy :giggle:
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katiescarletHobbyist Traditional Artist
Hahaha! Bizarre, but really cool.
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LanefaerHobbyist General Artist
Brilliant. I love it :D
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the-Mad-HatressStudent General Artist
I think I would be disgruntled, too, if I had that thing on my head all the time. XD

What a silly picture. I love it.
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