Its capelin season in Newfoundland. That time of year when the little silvery fish roll in on the beaches to spawn. I was given a bucketful of them and they are my favourite fish to draw and paint and print. I love their delicateness; the sheen of their skin and the myriad of colours that show up in them.
So while the coyote is still watching me from across the studio, I grabbed a couple of fresh capelin and took some time to make a start on a little painting. I'm painting these from life, the 'shelf time' is limited. I'm done for tonight and will finish it off tomorrow, then these little ones will have fulfilled their mission in life.
This is 5 x 7 acrylic on canvas board.
And a little up close and personal view of caplin rolling on the beach yesterday. I sure hope the camera was waterproof...