Remember when I told you I was going to start painting my way (slowly) through James Prosek's book "Trout: An Illustrated History?" Well, I didn't forget. I had an idea I wanted to paint a picture of a brown trout like the one my dad caught last spring in the Driftless Area of Minnesota and give it to him as a Christmas present. As such, I couldn't exactly be sharing that on the blog as he might have caught a glimpse of his, soon to be, gift.
Below, you'll see a few more pages from the book. I'm experimenting with different techniques and am struggling to control the colors. Most of the fish in Prosek's book, I've never seen in my life. I search for pictures on the internet, but still, I find, I am limited by the colors I can mix (often far from what I want) and by my inexperience. There are something like 70 fish in that book, though, so, hopefully, by the end of my first time through, I'll be getting the hang of it. That should be in about 2016.
|The second fish in the book: Greenland Char|
So you can see, that Greenland Char was just too blue. Well, at least too bue relative to his painting. For all I know, I got it spot on.
|This was the first attempt at a brown.|
|The second attempt.|
|The Blueback Trout. Tonight's painting.|
Anyway, that is the update. Now you are caught up to speed. It may be a bit before I paint again, but when I do, I'll let you know.
Happy Wednesday. Now go to bed.