I love to paint fish.
Each and every one of them is a jewel to behold; an abstraction of color, pattern, form and wet, reflective surface. They require understanding, passion and respect to properly capture; both literally and figuratively. When we hold a fish, we take them from a wet otherworld, as foreign to us as space, and bring them into ours for the briefest of times. There is a wondrously strange moment when we hold a fish to admire, and perhaps capture some of its magic before its release. Perhaps, this is why it is important for me to include the human presence in my paintings of fish, as a way of reminding the viewer and myself that we are somehow more complete for having shared in their life.
This 6 x 6 inch oil on panel is framed.