Another watercolor finished with a fisherman in mind.
Using several photos for reference I drew up a value sketch
at the size I wanted for the painting--10 inch by 14 inch.
I transferred the drawing to Arches watercolor paper, stretched it by wetting
and stapling it to gator board. I protected the man and some highlights with
liquid masking and laid in a few green washes.
I added darks and details working mostly from back to front.
When most of the splashy part was done I removed the masking and went
to work on details.
Final painting I'm calling "Working Upstream."
Knowing fish almost always face into the current,a fisherman approaches a
big rainbow trout's suspected location from directly downstream.
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