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.