“Running the Gauntlet”
36″ x 18″
Acrylic on Canvas
Finally I’ve put down the brush and call it complete. The inspiration behind this piece is based from my personal experience here in British Columbia last fall. We witnessed big predatory bull trout hunting spawning kokanee salmon in the crystal clear glacial waters around here. It was something I won’t soon forget and look forward to the event again this year.
For those who aren’t familiar with these two species, they are both endangered in much of their home waters. Habitat loss has been a huge contributing factor to the demise of both species. British Columbia is regarded as one of the last great strongholds for these stunning mountain salmonids.
This was my first big painting and really enjoyed the journey. It was an idea I had in my head for a while and I’m happy with how it turned out.