Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Painting Brook Trout
I would like to say that most of my time is spent painting, but truth be told I spend a whole lot of time watching paint dry and analyzing what to do next and then waiting for the right moment to do it. Sometimes I pull it off and, well... sometimes I don't. But as Bob Ross (a prolific oil painter) once said, "There is no such thing as mistakes, just happy accidents."
In every painting there are these small imperfection, or as I like to call them, nuances, that make the piece a unique work of art. The key is making these little nuance work in your favor.
The biggest mistake in this work.... well, this one also has a bit of morning coffee mixed with the paint. Word of advise while painting, don't put your mug of brew next to your brush water. MMMmmmmm, nothing like a bit of Brook Trout Red pigment with a hint of hazelnut. My little boy got a real kick out of that as he sat across from me and watch me drink my tainted coffee.
For individuality sake I will call this brookie -
"Brook Trout #1211"
Watercolor On Paper
Original Available - Prints coming soon
I saw this and said, "Oh yeah, This is mine."
The inventor of this product got every thing right here except one thing. No true redneck is ever going to pay $22 for a fancy mason jar. Looks like its back to sipping my brew from dollar store wine glasses I've had for a coons age. That mason jar is just to highfalutin for me.
I bet he sells a lot of them anyway. And I walked away thinking..."Why didn't I think of that?"