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Saturday, June 21, 2008

Fishermans Fantasy

19 Trout
I have a thing for trout. Have I mentioned this before?
A trout swimming in the water is one of my favorite sights.
I've challenged myself to depict native trout in a pseudo natural environment.
This is the third in my trout series.It is by far my largest attempt. It is 50" wide. I know it is not very likely that this many trout would be traveling so closely together in the natural environment, but it just looked better to me with a lot of trout. Artistic liberty.

Everything in this piece is hand painted - the water, the rocks, the fish.
I stamped the dots on the fishes backs using one of my hand cut stamps.

A layer of sparkly tulle from the give away covers this entire piece. Actually, it is several pieces overlapped to create more interest and dimension. The tulle has the effect of muting all the colors - the water as well as the fish and stones. But the sparkle it adds probably justifies the use of the tulle.


Vicki W said...

Very cool!

Anonymous said...

I love trout too. Trout are the symbol of Montana for me.

Kimmy said...

Well said.