Beach Catch 9"x9" oil
This is John M catching fish on the blue, blue Washington coast. When I began to paint from the photo source, I just had that BLUE in my head to the extent that everything ended up visually flat. Once my brain kicked in and I really looked at what I was doing, I knew I needed some contrast and color excitement. I wiped everything down and began with the FEELING of the light in coral pinks and then used the blues as contrast, with shapes pointing toward, in and around our excellent fisherman.