The Dungeness Estate,by Christopher Simpson

The Dungeness Estate,by Christopher Simpson
The Dungeness Estate on Cumberland Island (as it once was.) Read more about this and other paintings by Chris at (Copyright-Chris Simpson Fine Art)

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Inspiration Chris get's from a Fisherman in Destin Florida, New Oil Painting

One of our favorite places in the family has been Destin Florida and for years we have made the journey to this area to get away.
While there a few years ago, I saw a man fishing at the jetties and asked him if he would mind me doing some artwork of him?
He said, go right ahead, so I did a couple of sketches and photos and earlier this year finally finished the original oil painting.
Although it was closer to morning, I liked the idea of making the sky different in color and for the sake of composition leave something up to the imagination. That's why you don't see his "catch."
The water in Destin is one of my favorite's in the world. It takes on an emerald green, hence the nickname, "The Emerald Beach." The sand is as white as sugar and you'll take note of it in the distance across to the
other side of east pass. It was important not to include the bridge for to me this would be a distraction from the subject.
Hope you enjoy this first in a new possible "series" of paintings relating to fishing or fisherman.
My Grandfather loved fishing so this painting has much personal meaning as well. 

We have not decided currently as to how this original will be available in print. Anyone who would like to know more contact the artist via email: or call 678-993-7355.
He does indicate it will be very low in number if the decision is made to have it in print format.