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Monday, June 7, 2010

The colors of the bluegill. put a certain type of fish on paper is a process, as you can imagine. My goal is to portray that particular fish as close as possible so that the fisherman will recognize it as that type of fish, that he happily pulls out of the water..on the other hand..I got to be happy about the result and want it to look like one of mine..easy to recognize. People ask me all the time, how long it takes me, to paint a fish..well, if you consider everything from rummaging through images to watching the fish being pulled out of the water, going to Cabelas and Discovery World to get a good look at them in an aquarium..well..then it's a rather long time. You see, I never quite keep just sort of adds up and it's done when it's done...

And with these thoughts in mind, I'd like to post a couple of versions of my of them is waiting to be finished with some ink and then he'll be ready to be delivered to his new home..

Next on my list, by the way, is a female Steelhead...a beautiful and elegant fish. I'm looking forward to studying every detail.

Have a great June!


Thursday, April 15, 2010

Open House at the Fly Fishers Fly Shop

Last Saturday, I had the pleasure to be able to be part of Pat Ehlers' Fly Fishers Annual Open House. I was generously invited to paint a Brown Trout during the event, which was then to be given away as part of a raffle.
I can't begin to tell you how much fun it was to meet all those passionate fishermen, to hear their exciting fishing stories and of course, to get their input on my artwork. It was a very inspiring experience for me and I loved sharing the 'story' of my Fish Art and how I go about creating my artwork.
Of course, I wanted to include the piece that
I painted, so that everybody here can take a
glance at it as well.

As temperatures seem to rise much faster than in past years, I think that there will be plenty of opportunities to go fishing and as for me, to see those fish just as they come out of the water, which is so important for me, because, that is how I
like to portray them.

For now I wish everyone a wonderful spring and lots of outdoor enjoyment!


Thursday, February 25, 2010

Copper and Bass....

The Largemouth Bass and his mystery whereabouts...
Here we have it...another species 'conquered', this is my newest addition, a Largemouth Bass, and, according to my sources it looks very much like the real thing.
Now, the copper color of this particular fish might not seem familiar to you, but, as I have learned, the colors of the fish vary greatly - depending on their environment. This particular bass can be caught in Wisconsin, his exact whereabouts though are unknown to me and I respect the fishermen, who keep their favorite spots a secret!
As far as I can see, the creation of a Brown Trout and a Smallmouth Bass are next on my list.
So long and until next time,

Andrea McCall