Sunday, January 14, 2007

Milwaukee Morning

I completed the painting as a gift to the greatest fishing buddy a guy could ever have. One of our favorite places to fish is the Milwaukee River for steelhead. This is one of the most incredible fish to catch (when you catch one). They are not called the fish of a thousand casts for nothing! I wanted to create a morning Fall scene which is usually one of the most beautiful times on the water. I over did the reds in this painting a bit. The fisherman is also a bit stiff, not loose enough. This is something I really need to work on.

9 comments:

Linda said...

Marvellous! I'm sure your friend was delighted!

Teri C said...

I spent half my life in Milwaukee so I really appreciate this gorgeous painting!! You make it look effortless.

Kay Cox said...

Holy moly, this is beautiful. I love the autumn feeling you produced with the color in the trees and sky. Lucky friend.

Terry Banderas said...

I just discovered your site. Your artwork is very nice. Will visit you again.

Arty Lady's blog said...

What a beautiful gift. Your painting is lovely

Cherbert said...

You have a luck fishing buddy. Your painting is awesome. I wish the one I'm working on for a fundraiser for our local fly fishing club was even a little bit as good as yours. I may have to wait until next year to donate a painting after I've had another year of practice.

Alina Chau said...

beautiful!!

mrana said...

This is absolutely beautiful as are the rest of your paintings, what gorgeous colours! And your drawing skills are superb. Thank you for sharing your studies and steps with us ... as someone who wishes to one day approach watercolour (with some trepidation) it's very much appreciated!

Serena said...

A beautiful painting and I'm sure your friend loved it. I love the colours ~