These fabulous prints are no longer available. To our knowledge all prints have sold out. We keep them on the website because the owner, Scott, likes them.
........"I have subsequently found the drawing of marlin one of the most challenging endeavours in painting. Trying to capture the power and movement of these birds of paradise in bright sunlight on a moving ocean is frustrating, fun and brings me up to the present day, 2002. I am now making a living painting a fantastic subject because I didn't give in too easily after all."
I start every painting in acrylics as it's important to get all the tonal values down as quickly as possible. After establishing my highs and lows in acrylic, I then glaze the whole painting in oil with, usually, a blue tint. I then paint over the whole picture with oils, tightening the colours. To completion, the painting will take ten to twenty stages of repainting and glazing with most paint being applied, or removed, with fingers and knives. The spray is painted mainly by flicking the gooey white paint with the tip of a suitable brush - on the floor - ALA Jackson Pollock. I don't own an airbrush and I have yet to see a marlin. Most of my marlin paintings are out of my head although I might use the odd photo or ad in a magazine for reference. After all, imagination is always better than reality...