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A painting of a black marlin jumping out of the water with a boat in the background

Black Storm

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SOLD - Commission (90cm x 60cm (36" x 24") Acrylic on canvas)
© Craig Bertram Smith
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If there’s a fish that deserves respect as a predator it has to be the black marlin - an impressive billfish with a bold visual design, reaching massive proportions. From tail fin to bill tip, they are a product of open water perfection; a dominant apex predator. It is optimized for maximum efficiency in the water. feeding on anything from tuna to even smaller billfish.

In the painting “Black Storm”, Craig emphasises the moment of encountering and catching the giant fish with the symbolism of an imminent storm. The decision was to keep a very subtle colour pallet in the painting to compliment the black and white of the marlin and portray a dramatic mood.

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