Thursday, October 27, 2022

Cityscape Painting - "School of F.I.S.H."

This one is a bit of a love letter to San Antonio, our new hometown. It may look like something surreal at first glance, but if you live here or have visited, you've probably come across this scene.

Philadelphia artist Donald Lipski created 25 of these seven-foot-long hand-painted fiberglass resin sunfish. They are lit from within and hang over the San Antonio River Walk beneath the highway overpass near the San Antonio Museum of Art.

I learned a lot from this painting, a particularly challenging one. Not only is it a busy scene with numerous lights and surface textures, but the form of the focal points, the fish sculptures, does not come from them being illuminated by a light source, as is usually the case with most subjects. Rather, the fish are the light source.

This painting will be available for sale at Hindes Fine Art as part of a special November art show celebrating the city's iconic river walk. A reception for this gallery show on Nov. 6th at 6 p.m. is open to the public.

"School of F.I.S.H." • Oil on Linen • 18" x 24"
• Available at Hindes Fine Art

Reference and painting photos by Saunders Fine Arts.

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