11.00"W x 14.00"H x 0.8"D

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Eric Siebenthal


Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: trout, riptide, reflect, lake, nature, abstract, tide, water, river, fish, sun

Media: acrylic

Size: 11"W x 14"H x 0.75"D

Year Created: 2018

Riptide, was created recently. This painting is some of my newest work. I have hooked up with a large Fly Fishing magazine, it is also online. They want to bring more people into the sport with Art. I think it's a brilliant idea. I do Fly Fish and have for awhile. I love the sport, more importantly, I love the land, the water, the river, the environment. Fly Fishing is often seen as an old fuddy duddy sport, this is something that needs to change. Riptide, is a simple concept and idea for one of my paintings. A bright sunny day, the water reflecting, with a current and a trout swimming through. Trees above the bank, Conifer and Deciduous, give shade and color to the waters reflection. Perspective is everything. Everything is gorgeous through the waters reflection.

I stumbled into painting some would say late in life, yet I had always searched for a positive way to express myself, however fleeting. Painting rapidly became an obsession as I soon realized that what I had been looking for wasn’t at all what I was expecting. This creative means of expression didn’t have to be beautiful and it certainly didn’t have to make sense. It was most often spontaneous, surreal, and subconscious. This style of painting as I now understand it has been vividly explored and technically termed as Abstract Expressionism. However, painting in the moment is whatever I need it to be, regardless of the term. I do not feel the need to follow any artistic rules or format as this would cross grain dramatically with what I am trying to accomplish with my art.

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