Monday, October 5, 2009

Fall Fishing Reflection

Title: Fall Fishing Reflection
Size: 20 x 24
Medium: Oil on gallery wrapped canvas
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I had a lot of fun with these Fall colors and the light blue in the water and sky sets them off beautifully. I toned this canvas with an underpainting just a shade deeper than the finished painting so that the colors go from deeper, cooler colors, to brighter, warmer colors as they are layered. As usual, I start with both knife and brush, scumbling shades on, and then finish with a heavier hand on my highlight colors and some finer brushwork in sky.
I painted my very first fisherman for a gallery when we lived in Alabama, and it didn't take long to sell. I painted a lot of river scenes along the river in Montgomery and there was often someone fishing. The serenity of the scene took my breathe away. Sometimes it is the simple things that are beautiful and you don't even have to travel far to find them, but seeing in the right light is the key. Hope you enjoy!


  1. Hi, Karen! I saw your comments on my blog and then I just had to find yours!! I love your comments about the fishermen...and, of course, your paintings are beautiful! Melissa said she talked to you recently and I am so glad to hear things are going well! Keep up the great work!!! We miss you!!

  2. Thanks Barbara! You keep up the beautiful paintings too!


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