It is for that reason that I decided to sit down the day before Thanksgiving and paint a representation of the mayfly. My wife may not get it but I am sure a lot of you out there will.
Having recently completed a Tiger Trout painting using acrylics on canvas I thought I'd give it another go. Using a very sparse palette of browns, yellows, oranges, and white I chose to use as little definition on the background as possible and focus instead on painting the mayfly. I then went back and highlighted the areas I needed to with whites and blacks. In the end its a painting that could easily hang over any fly fishermans tying desk.
Happy Thanksgiving Everybody !!
Acrylic On Canvas