SALMON, WILD AND FREE
ORIGINAL PAINTING BY SEA DEAN
6" x 8" Canvas Panel
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There is an exhibition at our local gallery with photographs of a salmon run and it is paired with an exhibition of drawings of water. One drawing in particular is perfectly lit and the overall impression is fresh, sparkling, golden light. In the spring, that is not an unusual sight here, because we are surrounded by lakes.
After seeing the exhibition, I decided to work on a painting awaiting a tweak or two. "Salmon Run" is a study working on pushing colour, and it never seemed to resonate. I worked on it for a couple of hours, stood back and it still didn't have the magical effect I wanted to convey.
The thought came to me that I should start again from scratch. Just north of us is a famous Salmon run and I have many beautiful reference photos of golden spring light on water. It was past midnight, but I wasn't tired, so I grabbed a fresh canvas panel and created this painting. Now back to that tweak of the other painting.
Cat # 14018 Salmon, Wild and Free