Trout Paintings

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Scanning the flats

I decided to take a small break from painting trout and try my hand at a seascape. This was painted from the photo on the cover of the Kaufman's catalog.
9x12 Watercolor and ink

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Rainbow upclose #1

Here is a painting of a rainbow trout up close and personal. Here I am trying to capture the complex coloring of the gill plate while keeping the painting loose and utilizing the qualities of watercolors. I did another very similar painting " Rainbow Upclose #2" which is being auctioned in my firm's United Way fund raiser along with 2 more of my paintings.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Green Back Cutthroat Study (Not Available)

The Greenback (native to Colorado currently on the "threatened list") is one of my favorite sub-species of Cutthroat. I like the concentration of spots neat the caudal fin and its intense colors.

Soon I will need to make a trip to Colorado for an opportunity to meet this beautiful trout in person.

this Painting is being auctioned for a United Way fundraiser being held in my Office .

Thursday, October 8, 2009

St Johns + Art

I have recently had the opportunity to show my paintings in a community art show. The charming North Portland neighborhood of St. Johns is promoting it's downtown by having local artist display their work in storefronts along the main street. I have several trout paintings in the storefront of Champs Barbershop (A great place to watch college football and get a haircut) I was surprised to find this morning an article about the show in the Oregonian featuring my painting "Stuck in the Middle With You".