The Bait Ball

90cm x 61cm
Cobra water mixable oils on textured board

A bait ball of pilchards under attack from bluefin tuna and diving gannets was commissioned by a deep sea fisherman from County Wicklow in Ireland. I have arranged this imagined composition to make the gannets the focal point. My instructions were to make the bluefin tuna as anatomically correct as possible. He was very pleased with the result.

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