Elena Parashko Australian Artist

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I am now working on a series of abstract paintings inspired by the vibrant colours and patterns of tropical fish. Here you can see how I have taken key elements from reference photos of fish for the design of abstract compositions.

I selected the most significant patterns of blue shapes on this parrot fish. I also really liked how the background colour of its scales transitioned from a reddish-orange on its underside, through yellow, to a green on top.
"Parrot Fish" by Elena Parashko, acrylic on canvas, 92 x 92 cm, $1200.

The inspiring elements from this fish were the pink spots on a blue background, the shape of the stripes and how the yellow patterns blended into green. As the photo was rectangular, and I wanted to work on a square canvas with a very contemporary feel, I would have to extend these patterns.

For the painting, I increased the intensity of the colours. I also made the eye more subtle so it is still there for those who perceive a fish, but it can also merge into the rest of the patterns, adding to the mystery of the subject of the painting.
"Deja Vu" by Elena Parashko, acrylic on canvas, 92 x 92 cm, $1200.

 

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