“Mangrove Madness” 2012
18″ x 24″ Acrylic and Enamel on Linen Canvas
For Sale- Copyright Peter Agardy 2012. Limited edition canvas and paper prints available
Snapper Fishing can be such a blast, especially when the bite is hot! This painting is inspired by the Mangrove Snapper bites I have experienced on the offshore the reefs of the bahamas to the Gulf of Mexico. After winning the cover contest for Florida Sport Fishing for the May/June issue, I worked with the editor in chief, and created a new cover for the July/August Issue! Mangrove Snapper was the verdict, and I had just come off of a nice Bahamas trip, and had some great reference. However they were featuring a Gulf coast snapper article. Considering I have also spent countless hours on the Gulf coast targeting snapper, among other species, mostly with Live pinfish, I decided to create a mesh between the experiences. Using reference from Bahamas trips, and knowledge of the Gulf coast bites , I created this painting. Pound for pound, brute Mangrove Snapper pull as hard as any of their cousin species of Snappers. Usually gray and crimson under water, I portrayed the snappers in their natural untouched colors. Once hooked and brought aboard, the snappers show off their brilliant red and orange colors.
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