Thursday, July 24, 2014

Trout on Newspaper

I live on the north end of Colorado Springs. In nearby Monument the state stocks the town's reservoir with plenty of rainbow trout, which I like to go and fish for. I caught these guys and before I cleaned them up my wife, a photographer, snapped some photos of them. I painted this image from those shots. They have so much color going on, which I pushed a bit farther in paint. Fun stuff!

This was my first time using a smooth mason board and I wasn't much of a fan. I like the finished image just fine, but I didn't like the surface at all while painting. Perhaps something with a bit more texture, but not quite full on canvas? I'll try that later.

Oil on gessoed board, 9" x 7"

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