Man I love kingfish. Especially caught out of a kayak. This one's no smoker, but still at about 36" was a blast on light tackle. I painted this fish with a focus on being bold and vibrant - wanted the art to communicate the strength they fight with. This life-size gyotaku print was pulled on mulberry paper and finished in oil, then mounted to a hardwood panel. You'll see touches of color I added as the painting evolved, but I really wanted that original raw print to shine through. The script at top left reads "the king is dead. long live the king."
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