I took a little more of a quick approach to this painting because after such a long hiatus from the bush I really just needed to get something on paper.
Like most of my works I started with a simple form of a redfish and elaborated on the design as I went along. My original concept for this had the fin of the redfish completely hidden from sight. Once I stood back and looked at that idea I quickly erased it and re-did the sketch with the black spot clearly in view.
One thing I have also been doing on a lot of my more recent works is the addition of white as a highlight. For a fish with an abundant amount of scales, this feature is almost an immediate requirement.
For all of you that are lucky enough to chase these beauties on a regular basis, I am very jealous And as a side note, if any of you on the SC coast ever need an extra deck hand while fishing the tidal waters and beaches - just shoot me and email. I will make the drive!