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How to paint a shiny goldfish with no metallic paints

The goldfish in my parents’ pond are one of my young son Ben’s favorite things. Their captivating movement and colour is a lot of fun to watch.

And they’re also great to paint. But you might think you need special metallic paints to paint the ‘gold’ in the goldfish.

Not so; their shine and colour can be captured with just the usual paints in your palette. And in this video I show you how:

If you get inspired to have a go painting a goldfish this weekend,  I’d love to hear about it, so please do leave me a comment below!

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22 Comments

  1. Helena Villela on September 13, 2018 at 3:37 pm

    I’m loved your paint. It’s wonderfull.
    Congratulations

  2. Maysoon on September 13, 2018 at 4:55 pm

    Very nice and inspiring as usual. I loved it and found it very informative. Many thanks for sharing your wonderful skills Anna. I can’t wait for your next video.

  3. Shirley on September 13, 2018 at 5:11 pm

    Beautiful job Anna, I hope to one day be half as good as you are. Big Goals! Thanks for the tutorial.

  4. Anni on September 13, 2018 at 6:14 pm

    You are amaze’gly gifted girl ! And you teach very well thank you for your inspirations and comments to remind us to make the time for doing this . We have been in the middle of moving for months ah , thank u i do believe i will make this happen this weekend and find my art studio to i can then make the time . Cant wait to take a class one of your classes !

    • Anna Mason on September 24, 2018 at 4:39 pm

      Go for it Anni!

  5. Larisa on September 13, 2018 at 7:55 pm

    What a beautiful painting! I’m really inspired by this video and looking forward to learn how to do it !

  6. Olha on September 13, 2018 at 9:34 pm

    Thank you, very much! It is really chainy gold fish. It’s amaizing!

  7. Mary Caton on September 13, 2018 at 10:19 pm

    Thank you Anna x

  8. sandhya on September 13, 2018 at 11:17 pm

    Thank you Anna…. That’s a beautiful fish . The instructions were very helpful…

  9. sandhya on September 13, 2018 at 11:21 pm

    Thank you Anna… . That was a beautiful fish. The instructions were very helpful .

  10. Amina on September 14, 2018 at 12:49 am

    Always inspiring. Thanks for sharing

  11. oswald on September 14, 2018 at 12:57 am

    That is very beautiful and very inspiring Anna…Appreciate you for sharing your talent with us.
    Oswald

  12. Janice Bleasdale on September 14, 2018 at 3:20 am

    What kind of paper do you like to use that enables you to paint so many layers?
    Great video, thanks for the inspiration1

  13. Basia on September 14, 2018 at 6:02 am

    Very nice, Anna

  14. Tracey on September 14, 2018 at 10:24 am

    Thank you Anna. One can see how much you love your gold fish! This is a beautiful video as usual, with so many great tid bits of useful information. Thank you

  15. Rebecca on September 15, 2018 at 7:31 am

    Thank you for your video. The goldfish looks so vibrant and real – amazing as always.
    Love your emails and tips.

    Thank you

  16. ru-chan on February 22, 2019 at 4:17 am

    こんにちは。
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    裁判も会社ぐるみで偽証をして無事乗り切ったド屑でございます。
    餃子シュウマイなどをスーパーで販売しております。
    店頭で見かけましたらそのときはご購入のほどどうかよろしくお願い致します。

  17. Ee Ai Ling on May 14, 2019 at 3:21 pm

    I want to know What types of colours do you use to colour your goldfish

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