I Put on my waders, fly fishing vest and posed for this in our back lawn. My wife Shirley took a couple of quick photos. The neighbors must have thought I'd completely lost it seeing me dipping into the grass lawn wth my net.
Actually I seldom use the net while fishing because I release the trout that I catch. Only rarely do they end up in the frying pan.
Trout season is over for this year so I will be doing more painting.
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
I just have to get better at photography and Photoshop. My painting is much better than this. Oh Well! I don't think this one is going to be entered into any competion. It is just a batch of grass and weeds along side the backroad we were travelling near Galena, IL...a real painting challenge. I guess it was a challenge for the automatic setting on the camera also. In real life the grass was almost glowing and was contrasted against shadows so dark they were almost black. Over hanging shrubs were yet another tone.
Like so many artists, I spend hours looking for a great subject to paint while often there is one right where we are if we would only look.