Monday, June 02, 2008

Watercolor – Al the Fisherman

A long time friend of mine was kind enough to pose for me. He is one of the best fisherman I have ever known, and a character to boot! We have caught flounder, snook and red fish all up and down the east coast of Florida. Don’t let his “good old boy” looks fool you, he was an English teacher. We have had many interesting discussions on everything from English Literature to current events!

The challenge of this painting was his beard. Unless I change my mind in the next few days, I consider it finished. It is always good to let a painting rest a few days.

Also, you will find a preliminary study I did for this painting a few months back done in a quick and loose manner.

First the finished painting:

Now the preliminary study: