Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Trout Catch & Release

"Sweet Release"

soft pastel
20 x 13
30x 23 Framed

I've been wanting to paint this for quite some time. It's referenced from a photo by Tim Pask (with his permission) showing a rainbow trout the moment it is released. There's so much energy in the photo and the colors of the fish are bright turquoise, blue and purple. The water is amazing. I hope I've captured that drama. All along I wanted to paint this very large and so am working on a big acrylic canvas at the same time. It seemed like it would be fun to do one in each medium. I also love the natural abstraction of only seeing the fish's tail...

1 comment:

  1. Wow!! You really got the action in this one. I LOVE the colors and comp. You are a master!!!