Thursday, June 17, 2010

Edible Week: Red Snapper

6x6 oil on hardboard panel
My apologies to any ichthyologists out there if I've mislabeled this creature, but I'm pretty sure this is a Red Snapper. If I'm wrong please let me know. For most of my life the subject of my artwork was always animals, and always in watercolor, so when I decided to do "edible week" I saw it as an opportunity once again, to paint something with eyes. I found this specimen at the local farmers market, and thought it was really beautiful. If you'd like to bid on this painting, you can access the auction by clicking here.


Caroline Bray Art said...

Wow-wee! This is stunning! Not only are the colours beautiful but you've really captured the glinting, shimmering skin. Very well done! :)

Barry Allan Scott said...

Beautiful work, as usual!

Maybe, one day, I'll be able to afford one!

Roger Light, artist said...

Nice coloration! Leave it to you to make a dead fish this beautiful! It's a very nice painting.

Paul Coventry-Brown said...

Love the new look of the blog and I love the shimmering colours in your gorgeous fish. So ... did he end up in the frying pan????