Friday, November 29, 2013

Silent Auction on location painting Fundraiser for Trout Unlimited Canada

ARTWORK COPYRIGHT Charles Weiss 2013
 Thursday November 28, 2013 at th Metro Convention Center, Fundraiser Silent Auction painting
"STEELHEAD SPLASH". Acrylic on canvas 6in x 6 in.  For reference for my art I used the shiny steelhead trout on the cover of Real Fishing Magazine 2013 Fall issue.
The creation of the small canvas painting took about an hour and a half. The bids were coming along and and I was talking to the invited guests about the new art that I have recently completed. The location downtown was perfect. After I completed the artwork I went over to Ripley's Aquarium Canada!Very inspiring!

Here I am with the completed acrylic painting. Titled "Steelhead Splash."

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Zombie muskie fishers

ARTWORK COPYRIGHT Charles Weiss 2013
This is my cartoon celebrating Muskie fishing if it was enjoyed by Zombies.
Who else would spend too many hours trying to catch just one fish?
A zombie wouldn't consider using a net, they would hand land their toothfish.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

How to Draw A Caricature of Jennifer Lawrence

ARTWORK COPYRIGHT Charles Weiss 2013
 start a caricature portrait consider the shape of a persons face. Then consider which features could be exaggerated. Jennifer has a slightly round face and slightly small eyes. Her full lips are a detail I would increase in size. Also, the hair is something I would enlarge in size.
 Jennifer Lawrence is an Oscar winning actress with a big group of fanatics who enjoy her on the movie screen in her popular role as Katniss in the series of "Hunger Games" movies.
Two versions of the final portrait.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Mayor Ford knocked off high horse

ARTWORK COPYRIGHT Charles Weiss 2013

The recent city council attack on their Mayor Rob Ford, has reduced his powers of voting, duties and numbers of his staff. He continues to suggest he will run for the mayors position next year?

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Musky on the fly new art

ARTWORK COPYRIGHT Charles Weiss 2013
This is a new concept ofamuskie seen through a rolling wave chasing a large fly.
I think this is a unique point of view. The sun is setting in the background and reflecting on the water.
The fly is a large design about 12 inches long.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Repainting a wood carved Muskie at Vermilion Bay Lodge 2003

During the spring of 2003 I was contacted by e-mail through my old website
Nature Artists by Gord Bastable of Vermilion Bay Lodge. He was needing a talented wood carving artist to repaint his Large wood Carved Muskie.
I had read about Gord Bastable and Eagle Lake from a couple of articles by Burton Myers in 1998 Ontario Out of Doors magazine.
This carving was created by Bill Sitter of Illinois USA.
Gord had commissioned him to create a replica to represent a giant muskie caught October 1940 byAmerican Ed Walden from Eagle Lakein the Vermilion Bay area. The fish was a Canadain Record at that timelength 59inches, girth 31inches and a weight of 61 pounds 9 ounces.
Gord had taken the carving to a few sportsman showsthe previous winter an was amazed by the less than positive comments by the public.
I wasinvited up to the lodge to work on recarving and painting and share a week at the lodge and enjoy the areas assorted fishing and sight seeing. His letter reads. "Would be happy to have you and Diane come upthe last week of Aug. 2003. I will have a cabin available . I hopeto take you out in the cedar-strip boat myself for a littlre musky fishing. The wood musky looks forward toa new tail and paint job."
My wife Diane was unavailable for the trip. I invited my fishing friend Jim Elie and his son Mark along instead during the last week of August. We did go and enjoy some guided muskie fishing with Gord in his wooden boat, none were caught. Many were seen following. Gord was alostshoulderedout of the wayby Jim when he had a muskief ollow up to the side of the boat.
These are photographs that Gord Bastable took of the progress of  re-carving and re-painting the Giant"Ed Walden"Muskie. It's on display in the lodge for all to admire.
Who knows if another muskie of this size or larger is swimming in Eagle Lake today?

                                             Sanding and reshaping the tail and anal fin .
                           Starting to repaint the marking pattern on both sides of the big carving.

                                 Brushing on the clear coaton the finished refurbished muskie.