Interesting never seen it before looks cool though.
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It's not a painting. Basically, you take the fish and cover it with paint or ink. Then you take rice paper and lay it on top and rub it. The image transfers to the rice paper. I then hand work in the details, like the eyes and other markings. It ends up being a mirror image. The left hand facing fluke, ends up facing to the right. Because of how it is done, every one I do is an original. There is no limit to the number of prints I can make from one fish. And after I am done I can still eat the fish since the paint is water soluble and non toxic.
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Beautiful stuff George, thanks !
that's really cool.
I saw some prints like these at a craft show once. Really attractive and a unique way to preserve a trophy fish.
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I got a great one in either Maui or on the North shore about 15 years years ago. They explained The process to me about 10 times before I paid enough attention to know what the hell they were talking about. They kept saying, “they’re all the real fish except for the turtles because we can’t harvest turtles or press one against paper. All of the fish were eaten and not wasted.”. When it finally dawned on me I was like whoa!! I think it would be a way better option than a fake mount of a trophy fish. Nice work man.
Nice work George
Very neat. Good job !
I have one of a trigger fish my wife gave me as a gift. Local guy here does them. They are very cool.
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There was a great little shop up in Chatham we used to go in every year when we went up to flyfish the Monomoy Flats.... until the seals and sharks moved in... The owner did these prints and they were truly magnificent. He then had the images digitized and transferred to t-shirts and printed them in larger format for wall hangings...
Yours is as nice or better than this guys.... beautiful work...
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