Sunday, February 22, 2009

Fresh from the studio

While a majority of my fall and winter has been spent working on some commissioned paintings, I have cranked out a few new works with which I'm pleased. Here are a couple, both of which began as sketches on my fall vacation to the beach (hence the saltwater theme). The fun thing with these paintings is the ability to work with a wide variety of color while still staying fairly true to the fish. Both tarpon and tuna reflect as much of the spectrum as their inherently display, and depending on the way sunlight hits them, they can either stun you with blasts of metallic silver or flatter you with a cornucopia of purples, emerald greens and golds.
Both of these paintings are roughly 18 x 24 inches, painted on 140 lb Arches watercolor paper.
Hope you enjoy!

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