Monday, September 26, 2011

Barbel Oil Painting

Just thought that I would share a resent oil painting with you of a Spanish Barbel - a whiskered carp like fish highly sought after for its active fighting style at the end of a fly line.  I am not an avid oil color artist and find myself more comfortable in the realm of watercolor.  That being said I feel a need to continuously explore new mediums and styles in order to grow as an artist.  I also easily get board doing the same things over and over again.
"Barbel Study"
This piece is an 8"x10" oil on art board.
On the fishing front, I have not been out on the water for quite some time mostly due to weather, injuries, and other time commitments but next month I am looking forward to a little salt water fishing down in Florida.  The last time I fished down there I hauled in a two and a half foot snook that fought me hard and bent the hook nearly strait.  I am not expecting to do that again but hope to hook into some decent sheepheads and various others.  With any luck I will have a decent picture or two for a post.  At this point I am still debating weather or not to bring my salt friendly 6w and rig it up with saltwater line.

3 comments:

Kev2380 said...

This is pretty cool Joel. I like how you got the mood of the type of water carp live in. The painting is really neat.

TexWisGirl said...

i like the lurking murkiness of the oil painting. good for you for pushing yourself outside your normal comfort zone. i stick with my colored pencils and magic markers only these days...

AYearOnTheFly said...

Kev - Thank s for the compliment.
texisgrl - I am flattered by such praise from such a talented artist. Thanks for the comments