Sunday, March 18, 2012


This is the first full-bodied trout I have painted, and I think I'm startin' to get the hang of it. Going back to my roots with a paint brush is challenging after spending the past few years trying to figure out pen & ink and colored pencils, but I'm starting to see the potential of it.

This rainbow was done with acrylics, and the image you see above is from a scanner. With a heavily textured base, getting a good scan is problematic. The scanner lights can do some pretty weird things with the bumps and ridges, but it came out pretty true to the original.


  1. Simply beautiful Alan. I hope to see this on a magazine cover.

  2. Thanks Howard...I'm havin' a blast with the ooozy stuff. Whichever side of my brain is supposed to be dealing with the creative side of life is a bit confused right now...but there's hope!