3.16.2009

paintslinging and catfishin



"Out of the blue"
~ 48" x 24" x 1.5"


I have some really fond memories as a young child of my Grandmother coming back from going fishing. I was around 4 years and pretty much the whole world was still brand new. There she was bringing home her prized catch of the day. Her treasures consist of several catfish and I watched in amazement as she turned these strange creatures loose in the bathtub. With eyes wide open, I remember standing there in fascination while they swam in their temporary new home. Hmmm…a cat that’s a fish?

My inspiration of these unusually creatures are their barbed like whiskers which they use as feelers to search for food. I couldn’t wait to paint them on my huge 48“x 24”x 1.5”canvas. I use professional grade acrylic paints and acrylic mediums for texture. Sides of the canvas are painted with the continuation of detail. The combination of deep blue glazing with gold paint provided a mood of light that some how makes its way underwater.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

he is very smooth looking and like he has something wise to say

Paint Slingers said...

ah...love it! It must be the whiskers.

Tavarua said...

Another great painting......We live for the ocean...the beach the sun ..the tropics..you are an great artist ..it is in your heart and reflects emotions and passion - Great

victoria kloch said...

I am truly humbled by your graciousness. I don’t know what to say, but thank you, you have made my day!