An oil painting motivated by the gorgeous mackerel
A improved copy of my porthole mackerel, as I have now experienced it professionally photographed. A number of persons have requested why I selected a spherical canvas for this piece, and the factors are a lot of and elaborate. I shell out a lot of hours by, on and in the ocean, and feel more at home there than in my have residing room. Of the a lot of areas of the ocean that enchant me the ebb and stream of the tide are superior on the record, and any sea angler rapidly learns the value of the tide in continuously catching fish. From an evolutionary standpoint we are born of the ocean, and someplace deep in our psyche there is an intimate link with the consistent ebb and stream of the tides, and the great vitality in just them. Our world is the blue world, and seeing photographs of the earth from space established the seed for a spherical canvas, as did thinking of the moon and her impact on the tides. I have a tide clock on my kitchen area wall, and tend to retain an eye on it to be aware of how my favourite marks may fish, or whether it’s a great time to dive them. I am obviously a improved painter than a author, but I hope the above at minimum gives a trace. The other reason was that I actually preferred the layout !