wow…


image and original painting by Galen Mercer.

image and original painting courtesy of Galen Mercer.

‘A Permit Flat, Key West’
Oil on Canvas
30″ x 36″
2014

“A painting I worked on for months after returning from the Keys. It conveys several favorite qualities of that experience; the shifting colors and light on the ocean floor and the tenuous appearance of fish on the periphery of detection. The school of permit, entering at top right, exists only as a glinting mass rather than individuals. Gil Drake, one of the real legends of Keys fishing, said sometimes all you can make out of permit at a distance is the flashing pink of their lips. I wanted to suggest what an active cosmos a saltwater flat is, hence the bull shark sweeping lazily past at lower right.” – Galen Mercer

for more of Galen’s work  please click here!

Advertisements
Categories: Uncategorized | Tags: , | Leave a comment

Post navigation

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at WordPress.com.

%d bloggers like this: