And just think, I owe a lot of this bold, colorful painting to a missing piece of paper.
Let me explain. See, as passionate as I am about painting, I generally take the winter off and close the studio.
That’s because I love skiing up at Tahoe. To avoid the heavy traffic and massive crowds up there, I almost always go during the week.
I check the weather forecast every single day and am always basically packed and ready to go on a moment’s notice if a storm is coming in.
In other words, from late December to mid April, it’s all about hitting the slopes.
Last winter, due to Covid, all the ski areas shut down early. So, there I was in March, ready to open the studio a month early.
I went to my ideas folders where I could have sworn I had a cool idea waiting for me. It was one that appealed to my mischievous sense of humor.
The sketch featured a fish looking into an aquarium and seeing strange objects inside, probably people. I loved the idea of turning the idea of people watching fish on its head.