Acrylic on Palette Paper - 12" x 9"
SOMETHING FISHY THIS WAY COMES
Like most palette gremlins, this was just something I happened to "see" in the blobs of paint on the paper.
The night before, I was talking to Bob Mellilo (friend, helper, and huge Phish fan) about a riff he kept hearing in a Phish set. Auds and I agreed it was probably derived from an old 60s song titled "Pictures of Matchstick Men" but the riff also made me think of an instrumental piece by YES called "The Fish". Maybe in some obscure way that influenced me.
Below are several shots of the palette and my take on what I saw there. The first is the palette paper as I found it. The second is me turning it around because I thought I saw something fishy there. The third is a few lines I drew in with a pencil, and the top image, of course, is what I ended up with.