Update: MAY / JUNE Florida Sport Fishing magazine Cover Art contest — “Yellow Fever” Takes the Cover!

I was ecstatic to find out my tuna painting, “Yellow Fever” took the cover for the 2nd Annual Cover Art Contest hosted by Florida Sport Fishing- ‘Journal for the Avid Angler’. ┬áThis magazine happens to be a favorite publication of mine . The May/June issue’s highlight article was even named after the painting ‘Yellow Fever’, the aticle actually covers the Western Bahamas Yellowfin Tuna migration, out of which my inspiration came from last summer, while battling these brutes on numerous occasions. The action has already started in the bahamas and the tunas are hungry, I can’t wait to get back on em and create new scenes of the mayhem!

A special thanks to the Team at Florida Sport Fishing, and good luck on all the tournaments and excursions on the new Sea Vee !! Get your copy of the new issue today at all major grocery, drug stores, newstands etc… Today!!

Tight Lines!

Update: New Swordfish Bill

Swordfish Bill, Sworfish Bill art, Swordfish Bill designAs usual with most things, ‘Patience is a Virtue’. I went outside of my usual technique here and “Dry-Cured” this Swordfish Bill that my friend caught back in 2009! Dry Curing allows the natural oils to penetrate the bone and eventually completely dry out, after polishing it leaves a beautiful natural coloring to the Bone. The bill was finaly ready for prep this year. I converted an old cabinet face into the ‘plaque’ for the bill, and painted the scene onto it, which floats about 2″ off the wall. The scene here depicts the tough midnight battle with the 72″ (roughly 200lb) fish, lit up under the blue glow of the Hydroglow at the surface. The fish is about to meet his maker.

To cure and/or convert your trophy bill into a work of art, contact: info@peteragardyfineart.com also check out the last bill I did if you haven’t seen it HERE