carp and in truth you are not far off the mark. This painting was done for a friend over in Spain that is an avid Barbel fly fisher. I had been putting it off mainly because I had been intimidated by the rough fish. Its colors, scales, and shape posed a challenge to me and I was about as familiar with it as an Inca warrior would be of the A-10 Warthog (my dream aircraft by the way).
After a bit of research through this thing we call the world wide web, and numerous drawings, I decided to finally put my anxiety aside and try my hand at painting one in watercolor.
Hope you enjoy the painting and the links.