It’s been three months since our family vacation (and fly fishing trip) to Andros Island, Bahamas, and I’m feeling the need to preserve a few memories in paint. So, my latest painting project is a bonefish I caught on one of my guided days on Andros.
On one particular day, my guide (Frankie Neymour) had a few laughs watching me desperately trying to photograph several bonefish underwater and simultaneously attempting to land the damn things. Rod high in the air with one hand and my camera in the other, I would hang off the boat and try to snap a few underwater pics just hoping one of them would turn out. I photographed many fish (or parts of fish) that week, but I choose the following two as a starting point for my painting.
We’ll see how it goes. Over the course of this project, I’ll update this post with a few photos along the way.
Now, with a little more paint…
Update: Oct 11 – Sometimes things just don’t turn out like you envisioned.
After tinkering around with this painting for a few weeks in my spare time, I finally fucked it up. Oh well, I’ll just chalk it up to practice. Underwater paintings are hard as hell to do…at least for me.