It is hard to believe this painting is almost 7 years old, they grow up so fast. Simply posting this one because it is a bad ass painting.
This painting is more than a few years old. Sometimes it is good to look back.
Down in the Dark
One of three small paintings I am packing up to mail to Horizon Fine Art Gallery in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The gallery has a nice display of my work and consistently sells pieces.
Cold cold water
Just for fun I decided to paint some some small round paintings. I started with three owl portraits, which I displayed in a previous post. On my birthday I caught a massive mackinaw (lake trout) and decided to do some trout portraits! This is the newest painting, I love the strange dark vibe. I am going to do one more portrait and then wade back into my landscape work!
Mac the fish
I am painting a few trout portraits to honor our aquatic friends. I caught the largest trout of my life on my birthday. I always catch and release fish but they are netting these Mackinaw trout to reduce their numbers. They are serious predators and clearly get huge! This fish was 17.85 lbs and 36″ long! It is providing a lot of meals for the family!
Altered Atmosphere 20”x16”
Just to break up the landscapes I painted this rainbow trout. It was a fun change of pace, a lot of paint manipulation and experimenting. The painting difficult to capture with a photograph so I am including a closeup that is more inline with the feel of the painting.
Here are three trout paintings I recently completed. The slick shiny trout lend themselves well to the paint.
In the dark
This is a 14”x11” acrylic painting. There is an intriguing quality to the slick silvery body of a trout, it makes for a compelling subject. They are one of the creatures that live in that big body of water I have become fairly obsessed with so it is nice to pay tribute to the mighty rainbow trout.