Caught this Squire last weekend, and was admiring the subtle colours
and bright blue spots on it's scales. Mr S and the squids went to shore
and play on the sand hills, so I decided to make good use of some "me"
time. I really enjoy painting or sketching when I get a spare moment,
and I had the fish as a study to paint.
It was interesting to watch the blue spots and the subtle purple slowly
disappear before my eyes. I took a few close up photos of the fish,
so I could copy the blue/purple.
Painting the eyes and mouth, I felt really guilty for catching him as he
looked sad. I think I captured that in the painting, I was trying to make
it expressionless, he looks sad doesn't he?
...He didn't die in vain, he was painted, then was my dinner last night.
( Yes, I need to see someone to work through my "fishy issues"! )