THE LIMITED EDITION
This month focuses on the image called 'UNDER THE JETTY'
under the jetty
The limited edition print that Mandy is showcasing this month is 'Under the Jetty'.
It is a lithographic poster printed onto 240gsm monsa satin paper. It is available for you to buy for $120au here on the main website
CLICK HERE TO ENTER A COMPETITION TO WIN A LIMITED EDITION PRINT - ONLY THROUGH THIS NEWSLETTER
Win a free limited edition print of 'Under the Jetty' by entering a simple competition
THE HISTORY OF UNDER THE JETTY
Under the Jetty was a painting that took a long long time. It is huge, and each fish was caught from under the Busselton Jetty, placed in an aquarium at what was 'the Butterfly farm' and painstakingly sketched before being placed in the big painting.
To see this limited edition on Mandys main website click here
THE BEAUTY OF THE CORAL
When you look at photos from the underwater scenes it looks like a fairy wonderland. Of course I never actually went down there myself due to fear of 'death by shark' and a disturbing story my friend Annemarie once told me about how your fillings can explode in your mouth due to air pockets and pressure changes
I KILLED THIS FISH
It is a Gurnard Perch and the linked photos of it do not do it justice. So now its out there - I have never told any one - it was in the aquarium and I took a photo of it, the next day i go there and it had died of 'bug-eye'.....it was probably the flash..I have felt so guilty about it for years now - I think after drawing something for hours you get personally attached to it - and it was magnificent...hopefully not endangered.
Leatherjackets under the Busselton Jetty look nothing like the wikapedia version which look exactly like (or vaguely similar) to the fish I am calling 'yellow-tail' whose tails I have painted green. How confused is the fish world (...or is that me).
These fish come in all sorts of colours and wonderful patterns
The Morwong is a bottom dweller, as explained here and looks nothing like the photo in the link
The Tailor Fish is one of Australias most popular fishing species. Upon research - they are not blue or spotted or yellow - so.....perhaps they are not tailor.
Old Wife fish are beautiful and remind me of an angel fish, but I cant find the connection anywhere on the web
As it is such a striking fish I did a seperate painting of them that is featured in this site. If you click on the image you will be taken to that page
THE DRAWING I JUST DID FOR THIS SITE
click on the images to go to their dedicated web page. This one is called a 'Bulls Eye'
and this one is called 'Regal Tan' (the fish from Finding Dory)