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02-26-2012, 04:30 PM
This is my first attempt at underwater scenes. My hat is off to all those who are accomplished in this area as I struggled greatly to approach the result needed. We do catch a lot of these red drum in the marsh waters of Southeastern Ga.

This is acrylics on gessoed MDF board - 12 x 16.


02-26-2012, 07:12 PM
Great work, Jim! I love the light effect coming thru the water and on the bottom. Brings back memories of my father catching a huge freshwater drum in a river back in WV - didn't see too many of them, so it was exciting (b/c of it's size). I think you did a super job at the underwater painting. Look forward to seeing more!


02-26-2012, 07:33 PM
Very nice! I would expect marsh waters to be somewhat murky and you have captured that effect here. So... why is it called a red drum? Just curious.


02-26-2012, 10:56 PM
This is fantastic, I think you have captured the underwater feel very well!

02-26-2012, 11:06 PM
Lovely work Jim!

02-27-2012, 01:37 AM
Very good nice underwaterperspective

chammi kaiser
02-27-2012, 03:32 AM
Hi Jim, I think this is a superb 'underwater' painting. You certainly overcame any difficulties you might have had. Really good job.

02-27-2012, 06:30 AM
Fantastic work!

02-27-2012, 08:45 AM
Definately reads underwater and murky to me! Great job!

02-27-2012, 09:58 AM
Thanks for all your kind comments. Beverly - they are called red drum (as opposed to the black drum) because as they get larger (3 to 4 feet) the brown colors tend to "redden" up a bit more. Even as younger ones like this (18") there is a reddish - orange tinge on the side and bottom fins. This is noticeable on the original as there was some color loss in this photo.

Orchid Lady
02-27-2012, 12:35 PM
Terrific underwater painting! The addition of the shadow under the Red Drum fish makes it really believable.