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Frank Daignault 07-05-2010 07:48 AM

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Let's utilize this space for the exposition of artsy renditions from our members and the subsequent analysis they invoke. :doh2: (I think that is what I am trying to say.) Works from Lagoonguy and his girl would be good. :sign:

Piscator 07-05-2010 09:34 AM

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Here's some carvings I'll submit. I'll post paintings later.

Piscator 07-05-2010 09:44 AM

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Spike with Crown of thorns. Oil on canvas, 28" X 34". Adirondack style chair with found paddle backrest.

Steve C. Sink 07-05-2010 11:33 PM

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Mr. Piscator,
You are a very talented person. Beautiful work, and a fine imagination with a good eye. I wasn't sure what Frank was asking for, but I think you cleared that up.

Mule.

RobS 07-06-2010 07:19 AM

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excellent Piscator, now if we can only lure lagoonguy over here :D

lagoonguy 07-06-2010 08:10 AM

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Thanks for making this forum possible, Frank. Nice pics by piscator of his lures.

Top is "Air Tarpon" - Melbourne Beach 2009
Bottom is my wife Therese' Pen & Ink sketch of a Cougar

lagoonguy 07-06-2010 08:31 AM

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Here are some more of our artwork

Top is Therese's Lion just done in June 0f 2008

Bottom left is my Acrylic on Canvas of Hatian refuge sloop wrecked on Melbourne beach 2006

Bottom right is my cousin Larry Dahlmer's oil of FV "Margaret D" Capt. Johnny Dahlmer in Gloucester harbor, rigged for seining. She was launched in 1909 and sailed as a gillnetter out of Gloucester. Named for and christened by my mother. Lost on Salt Island on Good Friday, 13, 1915. Painted from a 1932 photo

lagoonguy 07-06-2010 08:43 AM

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Here's more of our artwork:

Top: friend Peter Petricilli's photo of Hooded Merganser in flight 2010

Middle: my photo of leaping Tarpon in Turkey Creek, Malabar, FL 2009

Bottom: my acrylic on canvas of four surfcasters at Emerson Rocks, Plum Island, Newbury, MA painted from a photo 2009

Piscator 07-06-2010 08:50 AM

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Bill (Lagoonguy), that painting of the derelict sailboat on the exotic shore is VERY nice. You are braver than I, as I find acrylics one of the most challenging mediums to create with. Well executed.

PS - The painting of the big cat looks more like an Ocelot (smaller endangered cat of South America). I know, picayune... it's the amateur biologist talkin' ;O)

lagoonguy 07-06-2010 09:56 AM

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Originally Posted by Piscator (Post 2338694)
Bill
PS - The painting of the big cat looks more like an Ocelot (smaller endangered cat of South America). I know, picayune... it's the amateur biologist talkin' ;O)

A quick check with Therese shows we are both wrong- it's a young leopard

Peterjay 07-06-2010 11:02 AM

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Nice work guys - looks like we've got some talented people here. I don't do fishing art, but since I've spent most of my life near, in, or on the water, it kind of figures that the majority of my work features water in one form or another. I've always been fascinated by the dynamics of good old H20.

lagoonguy 07-06-2010 11:31 AM

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Originally Posted by Peterjay (Post 2338705)
Nice work guys - looks like we've got some talented people here. I don't do fishing art, but since I've spent most of my life near, in, or on the water, it kind of figures that the majority of my work features water in one form or another. I've always been fascinated by the dynamics of good old H20.

Beautiful, Peter.

lagoonguy 07-06-2010 11:52 AM

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Bluefin Tuna off Bimini - 1008 photo

Bird in flight - Pencil sketch by Therese 1989

Jim Timmins in kayak - Thousand Islands, Banana River, FL 2008

walter 07-06-2010 12:19 PM

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Surf art is very rare and I have looked hard.

This Reneson I just found is one of the better ones I have seen in a while. Reneson gets a little goofy with the Winslow Homer hats but I don't think he is selling these to fisherman. They are more likely going to non fisherman who like the Homer association more than the fishing. The Copley auction has it.

Frank Daignault 07-06-2010 03:09 PM

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All great visual experiences. Tell me this thread isn't working. I have some stuff I want to put up but there is so much going on all of a sudden. :doh2:

buck1173 07-06-2010 03:19 PM

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amazing work everyone! peterjay I'm smitten with your photography, its really quite lovely.

lagoonguy 07-06-2010 03:23 PM

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The top painting is a watercolor "Plugging in the Nauset Fog" by Cape artist and fishermen Tony Stetzko that is in my collection. It was painted in 2005.

Next is my watercolor, "Stripers at Gull Rock" done in 2005

lagoonguy 07-06-2010 03:34 PM

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[quote=Piscator;2338694]Bill (Lagoonguy), that painting of the derelict sailboat on the exotic shore is VERY nice. You are braver than I, as I find acrylics one of the most challenging mediums to create with. Well executed. quote]

Thanks Piscator.

I started with oils in the 1960's. My mother was an amature artist and I had the good fortune to paint and surf fish with Emile and Robert Grupe of Gloucester both of whom are fine artists(oil).

When I was on the Cape, I was also fortunate to fish with Anton(Tony)Stetzko who is one of a three-way tie for the largest Striper taken in Mass, at Nauset in 1973. Tony is a professional artist and he got me interested in water colors.

I hadn't painted for a while before I got to Florida. I liked the effects of watercolor but, not the time it takes to work with washes and the drying time between them. When I got here to Florida I tried acrylics. I use them in a watercolor style; with many washes but, I only need to wait a couple hours between applications.

walter 07-06-2010 04:42 PM

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A Shilstone watercolor on Copley. Shilstone has done a fair number of surf scenes. More than most for sure. Some are ok.

walter 07-06-2010 04:43 PM

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Another Shilstone.

Stan Creighton 07-06-2010 06:30 PM

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Here are a couple of photographs of my wife's paintings. The paintings are actually on old windows, and have the term "sunset windows", related to them. People display them in their Florida rooms, or screened-in porch, with the rear of the window facing the west. Then, as the sun sets, the painting "lights up" in a vibrant display of colors.

Piscator 07-06-2010 07:15 PM

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A Shilstone watercolor on Copley. Shilstone has done a fair number of surf scenes. More than most for sure. Some are ok.

Some are OK!!!?? Those are absolutely beautiful Walter, Watercolor is also a tough medium to work with, as Bill stated, but by the look of Bill's Striper's at Gull Rock, it looks like he has a good handle on them as well. Bill, love the way you can see the striper in the green of the curl. PeterJay, I LOVE BLACK & WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY! VA Gent, tell your wife "BRAVO! Wonderful stuff guys, keep them coming.

Piscator 07-06-2010 08:19 PM

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3 more submissions, 9" X 9" mixed media -water color, pen & ink, colored pencils
Smallmouth Bass, Walleye & Brown Trout.

Stan Creighton 07-06-2010 08:37 PM

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Her "Blue Crab" sunset window.................

lagoonguy 07-06-2010 09:33 PM

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Here are a couple surf fishing paintings:

Top is "Nauset Fog" a watercolor by Anton Stetzko from my collection

Bottom is "Seagull Rock" my watercolor

Stan Creighton 07-06-2010 10:10 PM

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[quote=lagoonguy;2338735] When I was on the Cape, I was also fortunate to fish with Anton(Tony)Stetzko who is one of a three-way tie for the largest Striper taken in Mass, at Nauset in 1973. Tony is a professional artist and he got me interested in water colors. quote]

Bill,

Wasn't Tony's 73 pound striper caught later than 1973?

Maybe late 70's/ early 80's :dunno:

RobS 07-06-2010 11:01 PM

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All great stuff... crab window for my screen room... I like it :D

Steve C. Sink 07-07-2010 01:49 AM

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Thirty-three years ago my son, Adrian caught his first 6lb+ LMbass by himself. At that time I was doing some taxidermy work, so I mounted his fish. I was such a poor painter, I didn't want to mess it up, so it laid on a shelf in my basement for 33 years, unpainted.
Last year I sent it to Janet Messineo on the Vineyard for her to paint it. The result is the most beautiful paint job that I have ever seen on a LMbass.
MULE.

walter 07-07-2010 10:56 AM

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Some are OK!!!?? Those are absolutely beautiful Walter

Yeah, not bad, but there are other artists that appeal to me more. They just don't do surf in most cases, though. I am not a big fan of the loose blurry approach in watercolor. Sometimes it works, sometimes not.

Frank Daignault 07-07-2010 10:58 AM

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I did the same thing, Steve. I mounted a 16 pound steelhead myself but I paid a guy in Walthan Mass named Rocky to do the paint job. Its the coloration that brings a fish mount to life after the eyes.

lagoonguy 07-07-2010 02:58 PM

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[quote=VA Gentleman;2338759]
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Originally Posted by lagoonguy (Post 2338735)
When I was on the Cape, I was also fortunate to fish with Anton(Tony)Stetzko who is one of a three-way tie for the largest Striper taken in Mass, at Nauset in 1973. Tony is a professional artist and he got me interested in water colors. quote]

Bill,

Wasn't Tony's 73 pound striper caught later than 1973?

Maybe late 70's/ early 80's :dunno:


lagoonguy 07-07-2010 03:01 PM

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Bill,

Wasn't Tony's 73 pound striper caught later than 1973?

Maybe late 70's/ early 80's :dunno:[/quote]

Correct. It was 1981

Steve C. Sink 07-07-2010 03:47 PM

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Mr. Lagoonguy [Bill I think] if I have ever, in my life, seen any more absolutely beautiful pin and ink work than your wife Therese did, I can't remember. I don't think better ones even exist.

MULE.

Finny 07-07-2010 10:54 PM

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Is that alittle guy or a really big fish :hihi:

Stan Creighton 07-08-2010 05:07 AM

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Originally Posted by Frank Daignault (Post 2338729)
All great visual experiences. Tell me this thread isn't working. I have some stuff I want to put up but there is so much going on all of a sudden. :doh2:

Frank,

Given how modest you are, (especially in the baby food section of the grocery store :D), I will volunteer to be the one to ask...............

If available, could you post a photograph of one of your mounted 50s, or Joyce's 50, or both ?

Thanks!

Stan :wave:

Frank Daignault 07-08-2010 06:31 AM

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Here us my first "fifty" a 52 pounder in 1964.

Stan Creighton 07-08-2010 06:45 AM

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Frank,

Thanks for the photograph of your first fifty+; I have all of your books, and I had not seen that photograph, before.

Please note on my original post (this morning), I asked for a photograph of one of the mounted fifty+ stripers you have adorning your walls..............

(Assuming you have a photo of it.)

Thanks,

Stan

Frank Daignault 07-08-2010 06:45 AM

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Wife Joyce's P-town Striper 50-6 taken in 1977. She was 38.

Frank Daignault 07-08-2010 06:49 AM

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Okay, I missed the mounted part. I'll have to browse through a zillion shots in my hard drive. I also have a lot of trouble putting up pictures here but with more experience here, I should get better at it. The pix always have to be reduced which gives me fits. I should practice that more. :doh2:

Frank Daignault 07-08-2010 07:09 AM

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Frank and Joyce with her large. Being way in front makes her fifty look smaller. (I guess yuz know that.)


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