Artwork / Crime Against Nature / Lost Grander Club, Girls Only (Blue Marlin)

painting of a blue marlin fish
Gwenn Seemel
Lost Grander Club, Girls Only (Blue Marlin)
acrylic on panel
10 x 10 inches


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I was having trouble with the background of this painting early on. But when I started looking at books of Gustav Klimt’s work to prepare for this painting, suddenly I knew just how to stylize the water. Below is the text from the book Crime Against Nature that goes with this image.

Girls can be more than twice as big as boys.

Blue marlin fish are prized among sport fishermen, and marlins weighing one thousand pounds are called “granders” in those circles. Only female blue marlins grow to that size or bigger. Males tend to be closer to three hundred pounds.

wildlife painting by Gwenn Seemel
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