It’s always great when I have a chance to work on a painting for a friend who has a special connection to something. In this case, it was my friend who had an epic day of Tarpon fishing (and I just happened to be fishing with him that day). He got a great shot of the leaping fish on his GoPro, and asked me to re-create it so he could look at it any time he wanted to in his living room.
Using a unique size/shape canvas, it was especially fun to work on it. When this beauty was finished, my wife and I sat back and tried to come up with a title. We had a long list, but kept coming back to “Payoff” — we decided that, after all the hard work, dedication, hope, financial investment and time spent, it seemed only fitting that this painting be given that title. I almost hated to deliver it to my friend because I was enjoying it so much in my studio! But he was pretty darn happy when he saw it, and that’s just great.
Prints will be available soon!