Ava Morea – Journey to the Water

Artist: Ava Morea
Title: Journey to the Water
Media: Oil paint on canvas panel
Grade: 11th grade
School: Las Lomas High School
Teacher: Jessica Jurgens

This piece is an oil painting of betta fish coming out of a sink faucet and swimming to the water. I used oil paint on an 18 X 24-inch canvas panel. I created this piece layer by layer. I painted the background color first, then the tile wall, the sink, the hand, and lastly the betta fish. The piece is about how when something unexpected happens, such as fish coming out of a faucet, it is always best to find comfort in what you know (like the water in this piece) and just go with the flow of life.