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Gone Fishing by arisuonpaa Gone Fishing by arisuonpaa
This one was inspired by some of the Hudson River school paintings, especially one piece from Albert Bierstadt. Things started with a portrait mode painting with a fairy looking at the water, but later I realised the strong part of the painting was a small portion of the original. The subject also changed during the process. I’m still developing my painting style with lots of the inspiration coming from the loose style of Richard Schmidt. I’m currently rereading his book Alla Prima.

It was the first painting where I shared the process with my Facebook audience. For the painting steps of this painting and the future ones you can check the Facebook page at…. Remember to like the page in case you want notifications for all the updates.

For the man I used a stock photo of a pirate by mizzd-stock ( It must’ve been put into storage or deleted since I couldn’t find the picture any more. For the ferret I used this as a reference:….
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Ashimy82 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
+fav +fav +fav 
Statio-Darkley Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017
The materials have changed, but the feeling of patience is the same.

Very well done
BRINSON Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful Piece
nalmas Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So calming
adrianasb Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015
pralinkova-princezna Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I somehow have to keep staring at this.
Faylar001 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is most excellent :)
Tijleke Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I love the way you use your light, really inspiring, beautiful piece!
Siriusaya Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow. This is really beautiful! :O
fiorinosulaco Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
Congratulations, it's perfect! la in love :love: 
Anndelle Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just amazing
UnbearableME Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
i realy like that warm sunshine
CopperScaleDragon Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the golden coloring and the relaxed feel of this.
EliutTheBlack Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
me gusta tu tecnica y consepto (y)
Marloeshi Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014
Wonderful colors and detail. You've did an excellent job with the light!
Meredyth Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Talidaga-Montrega Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Student General Artist
spidereye10 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
Your arts are amazing! (BTW thanks for the Llama Badge)
Mezmerize4 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
For me, that's an honor to accept a badge from a grenat artist. I feel...reborn.
GinIchimaruFG Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
You have got a lot of skill with landscapes and colors. All your works are just so beautiful... like this one. Its a simple sort of scene... just a guy fishing... but his pose and everything make it seem like theres a real story behind it.
Siiw Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
How I'd love to be in his place right now. The lighting effect is maybe the best part of this picture. It is really glowing. I also like the rough style of the trees in the background, that style is unique to you and gives a strong impression of old, gnarled spruce trees.
VinicioPetry Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
DestinyRose09 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello! I'm back in your gallery once again! Well I cant help it because your art is just so addicting! I love how simple this looks and yet the impact is so strong. Brush strokes are amazing! I love how this turned out overall :love:
Ryuu-Ou Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
wow the effect and wow just wow it looks really stunning to eyes *~*
NitroXPranjal Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The sheer radiance! Amazing.
Alleycat-Artwork Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Student General Artist
on such a different level   0.0   your like a stylized bob ross.
arisuonpaa Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
Sgt-Sahara Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great work, the golden touch gives a very warm and serene atmosphere. 
Agyla Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous.  Love the warm light in this.  Superb
ArtKosh Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014   Traditional Artist
looks just like me on the riverside with my fishing rod %)
theGrayStray Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lovely colors and textures :)
PaulDixon Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
I rather like this piece  as   It gets across the feeling of relaxtion that  fishing gives  one, by the way  thanks for the badge
vaka9 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Golden... I like gold. Great golden scenery. Also thanks for a lama.
Seawren Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
This is a lovely piece.
13thring Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
So peaceful, really like this at the first sight ^^
JeremyArts Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014   Traditional Artist
I would really want to say that you have captured the atmosphere perfectly , the man's posture and "Stance" I call it looks extremely well done here . The colors of the late afternoon sky makes me go crazy , you are good man 
ProjecTSymbiosiS10 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Professional Photographer
I must say, out of all your paintings, this is my favourite one! The scene is outstanding, regarding detail, color and lighting! It looks very peaceful and it almost makes you want to be there as well, and grab a piece of that Heaven. I can't wait for new works from you!
Jenlix Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the colours are outstanding, thanks for sharing :)
Sisqui Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
wow! You artwork is stunning! It has so much atmosphere!
RavenpuffWolf Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this, the colors are so beautiful!
Jhondurth Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Student General Artist
Nice artwork! great paint!
Dmileja Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
byMiri Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013

Eres un artista admirable!  You're a wonderful artist!

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Apothocareon Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful work.
CorryRox Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Student General Artist
bawathor Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Student Filmographer
Your art is amazing *-*
SynaestheSea Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This looks so warm! Wonderful!
Kiroshan Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013
This is excellent, yhe colour, fantastic!
Aliciane Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm currently reading Alla Prima too, this book is a gold mine and a real eye opener :)
Richard Schmidt's painting are indeed very, very inspiring, as well as a lot of his student's. I really like the shift in style you've been doing lately !
WorldWar-Tori Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013   General Artist
Oh my, I love the colors you used for this one, it gives an awesome atmosphere and feeling to the image on just that. I like the old 'stick and line' use instead of a fishing pole as well, normally I only ever see it with children, but using it with an adult is a bit different but still quite nice. Lovely work again :)
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