Look! I can finally lay claim to the 'Arty' in my blog title:
Here is a close up of the goldfish painting:
I used watercolour, Prismacolor watercolour pencils and normal artists quality pencils on Arches 300 gsm paper. The painting had been stuck down on my canvas board for many months, and I finished it off today by highlighting the eyes and some of the focal points with the pencils. Sometimes it pays to leave a painting and then you can see it with 'fresh eyes' to finish it off.
I like to be precise with my sewing, and go to great trouble to get it right, but I love splashing my paints around!