Monday Night Art Class: Something’s Fishy
I love to paint landscapes, but every now and then I get bored and need to do something different.
So today I did something I never did before: I painted a fish.
This was a 27 inch pike I caught last summer.
I could have painted the entire fish, but I chose to focus on just on the head, because that’s the most interesting part.
I love pike. They’re awesome.
They look like gators. They have razor sharp teeth. And they don’t give a rats’ ass…they’re not afraid to attack anything.
They put up a great fight when you hook them, and they’re quite tasty (despite what the walleye snobs might tell you).
They’re also beautiful fish and fun subjects to paint.
I was surprised at the pallete I used to capture this image: red, purple, yellow ochre, sap green, greys, browns, and yellows.
It turned out okay. I’m not displeased.
I think I’ll do more fish.
Next time, it will be speckled trout.