The rain would pass soon
Peering from behind an Alder Tree my quarry was spotted lazily feeding in the ebb of the current’s gentle flow
In the span of five minutes the unsuspecting trout took three bugs from the surface.
It was then time to make my predatory move
What are the possibilities of working with resin as water? Capturing the times that the cloud bursts are coming over, the weather is warm, and you are on the banks of a tranquil trout stream. This painting is the dream that happened many years ago. It was the ultimate for trout site fishing on a creek when the fish can barely grow beyond a foot long but the romance of the situation is there and the nostalgia is still poignant many years later.
With this painting I wanted to bring the spring day of trout fishing into the home. The painting is approximately five feet long and a warm undertone to the monochrome, keeps the painting grounded in the springtime. The inspiration besides the memory for this piece, is the refraction of rain drips hitting the surface of the water and being able to record the circles and action of the instant cycles in resin dissipating on the surface of the water. The sun spots are spaced throughout to keep the eye moving and the contrast of the light frame on the outside brings about the darker shades where the majority of this painting resides.