Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Smelt #3 (sold)

Smelt #3, oil on linen, 7" X 5", 2008

I've been painting small pictures of objects (and places) nearly every day for the better part of a year now, and I can say that by far, my favorite subject to paint has been fish.

They offer a wealth of possibility for observation-- a combination of reflection, iridescence, texture, and character.

These wee beasties had the whole house reeking. It's a good thing I live alone! I have family coming in the next few days, so these had to be painted now.

Thankfully, the rubbish is out, and off to the landfill.