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Ode to Fish On

Anyone who has kept up with my blog knows from this post that I love fishing.  This was inspired from my days of fishing.  My friend Bob hooked a big striped bass and as it tore up the coast he leaped and ducked under other fishermen as he reeled it in.  Knocking things down along the way.  Anything to get that fish on the beach!  In response to some comments the background is ripped paper reattached to a sheet of mixed media paper with white gesso it gives me a nice sturdy canvas to start with.  Then I used watercolor paint, acrylic paint, oil pastels and pens.






















Shared with Paint Party Friday Artists in Blogland  Sunday Sketches

40 comments:

  1. Nice one! I love the colors on this one

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  2. Hi There it is Robin from ATCs For All! I love your art so I wanted to follow your blog, great blog too!

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  3. Hi Mary - haha not the tale of the one that got away then! Nice line work :-)

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  4. Love the look you've created here- very vibrant but it has an aged/vintage feel to it! Did you use pan pastels? Such great color techniques!

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  5. Love the texture & colours! We always kiss any fish we catch & throw back in the river LOL, could be because they have all been to tiny for dinner ;)

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  6. He is wonderful....good job great colors!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  7. I've never been fishing. It's not a thing we do in our country.:) I love your fisherman painting!

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  8. I like the movement and the colours in this!

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  9. Loving this happy moment in fishing, you can tell he has caught himself a fish. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  10. I love the lines and the colors in this painting, but the story of your friend dodging and crashing along the shore to catch that bass is priceless. Thank you for sharing! Happy PPF!

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  11. He looks so happy!
    I´ve been having a look at the older posts, love the concept of "draw ..." and something specific.

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  12. So glad it did not get away! Your painting is terrific! I feel the energy in the fisherman's excitement! HPPF!

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  13. Great catch! Fishing for me is fun when the fish are biting. It is so fun to reel one in. Happy PPF

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  14. Lovely!!! I love the colors too - and the texture is fantastic - bravo to you both, xo!

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  15. I am new to your delightful blog, Mary, and I love the free and easy way you use to portray ordinary things. I went back to see what else you had done besides this marvelous fisherman (I fly fish with my dh). I love the one about the cookies with your two younger girls. I love your bright colors. Sometimes your backgrounds look like they are painted on tyvek paper.

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  16. ohh thats perfect! I love the textured shimmery sky and sea and the fun figure.

    Karenx

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  17. Love this! By the smile on his face I can tell he's certain to make that catch! happy PPF!

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  18. Love the look of glee on his face!

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  19. Fun! The colors in the sky are really nice.

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  20. i always think of fishing as an excuse to spend a peaceful day on the beach or on a boat-- i forget that it can get pretty exciting at times, too! it looks like bob is having a grand ol' time!

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  21. great textures in this and love the expression on his face... priceless...xx

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  22. so cute! love that feeling...Happy PPF!

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  23. love all the movement here. I can feel his determination. What was your under layer? Love the texture and the "old" feel.

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  24. I don't fish myself but I am always happy to join someone who does. This is a great painting. So much expression and movement.

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  25. This is a fun piece, soft colors too!

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  26. My son is also hooked on fishing (pun intended ;)

    I'm having a giveaway over at Art in the Garage to celebrate my 1000th post--hope you can stop by and leave a comment!

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  27. Great work, i love his expression, hope he landed his fish:)

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  28. Love the colors you used in this, and the guy looks like he is having a ball.

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  29. He is great! And he looks so happy...about to catch one i think. Reminds me of my childhood and fishing on holidays. Nice colour and line work.

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  30. The color and texture of your painting is just wonderful! Love the humor and liveliness of the drawing, it's cute and fun!

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  31. Wow, go Bob, love this, it's great fun and the colours are brilliant. :)

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  32. great job, love the clean lines and the colors!

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  33. Nice sketch, Mary....love the textures and the black line-work!

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  34. Beautiful colors, and the texture is fantastic!

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  35. You have such a fresh, original style. I love your fishing scene...so, so beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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  36. The fisherman's stance is classic. Was the gesso white or clear? I always have trouble with covering up too much of the layer underneath.

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