Monday, August 18, 2014

From a recent Plein Air Painting in my backyard

I was lucky enough to capture a Dodo bird in my backyard
during the great doo migration from Mechanicsburg, PA to
Tasmania. I believe it is an immature adult, but then
all adults are immature.
 

Thom Glace Watercolors

Live Dodo Portraits at you request.


Thursday, August 7, 2014

Newest Watercolor Studies

Kokanee Salmon- The Landlocked Version of the Sockeye Salmon
20" x 10" Image Area in Transparent Watercolor
Male Dolly Varden Char in Spawning Brilliance
20" x 10" Image Area in Transparent Watercolor
Bluegill Sunfish
16" x 12" Image Area in Transparent Watercolor
Female Orange Shaowdragon Dragonfly
12" x 12" Image Area in Transparentwatercolor


Sunday, May 4, 2014

New Paintings - 'Study of a Chain Pickerel' & 'Study of a Smallmouth Bass'

 
 
Study of a Chain Pickerel
20" x 10" Image
Transparent Watercolor on Crescent Mat Board
 
 
 


Study of a Smallmouth Bass
20" x 16" Image
Transparent Watercolor on Crescent Mat Board


New Studio/Gallery Setup

 
View of my new studio loft.


Friday, March 7, 2014

Festival Artist for 2014 VA Fly Fishing & Wine Festival

 
Besides the VA Festival I will also be featured at:
 
Village Artisans Gallery in Boiling Springs
for a live demo of an Orange Shadowdragon Dragonfly
March 22 1-4.
PA Fly Fishing Museum Event
Live Demo of a Trout.
Allenberry Resort, Boiling Springs, PA.
Friday, April 4
 


Friday, July 6, 2012



Transparent Watercolor on Crescent Mat Board
Image Size: 8" x 7". Non-Professional Photograph.
3rd in my series of Saddlebags Dragonflies. 43rd species to date.

I have been held over from June for my
'The Art of Dragonflies' Exhibit at Strawberry & Co.
on King Street in Lancaster, PA.
I will now be the featured artist for July as well.

FOR ALL WATERCOLOR ARTISTS
Bargains galore at my new source of watercolors

A friend of mine from my ex-pat period in Holland
sent me this photo he took in India.
Thought you might enjoy getting a bargain!

THOM GLACE WATERCOLORS
(All new design & many added pages & images)
(Joint On-Line Web Store with a Gallery in Missoula , Montama)



Thursday, June 28, 2012

'Study of an Arctic Grayling with Montana Local Colors'


Transparent Watercolor on Crescent Mat Board.
Image Size is 20" x 10".
A cousin to the Salmon & Trout. While in the same family,
the Arctic Grayling looks like one of its ancestors was a Sailfish!
Commonly found in Northern Europe, Russia, Canada & Alaska,
it also is found in the waters around Montana.
The markings for this study are from photographs provided
by The Grizzly Hackle in Missoula, Montana-
A gallery that carries my art work.
The European markings have additional red in the dorsal fin.
The scales on an Arctic Grayling are very pronounced and
caused a few headaches and trashed attempts.



Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Cherry Salmon of Japan

Transparent Watercolor on Crescent Mat Board. Image Size: 10" x 5"
Juvenile Masu Salmon (Called Amago) in Freshwater Parr Markings
Detail of the Amago Parr
Adult Masu (Also called Cherry) Salmon
in Spawning Colors (Called Wedding Dress in Japan)
after returning from the sea for 3 to 7 years to breed.
Transparent Watercolor on Crescent Mat Board
Image Size is 18" x 8".
All Photography is non-professional

The watercolor study of the Amago Parr juvenile completes
the work for my new watercolor study of The masu (Cherry) Salmon
showing the variances between the Adult Male in Spawning Colors-
I love the cherry colored markings- and the freshwater juvenile Amago,
before it goes to sea for years. The Parr stage lasts 2 to 3 years.

I will be trying something new with this painting-
after I get the images made for Giclee printing, I am
having it framed by Smith Custom Framing in
New Cumberland in a Triangle Shape- the smaller Parr Amago
over the Masu Salmon.

The Masu Salmon is found only in Japan, Taiwan and Korea,
with the subspecies I have chosen to paint found only in Japan.

THOM GLACE WATERCOLORS
(Joint on-line venture with my Montana Gallery)



Thursday, April 5, 2012

'Watercolor Study of an Adult Butterfly Peacock Bass (Cichla ocellaris)'




Transparent Watercolor on Crescent Mat Board
Image Size: 20" x 10"
Non-Professional Photograph

The Butterfly Peacock Bass and other species of Peacock Bass are native to the Amazon River in Brazil, but have been successfully bred in the wild in Florida, Hawaii and Central America. It is a highly prized Fly Fishing trophy, getting over 30 inches in length. It is not of the Bass family, but of the Cichlid family of fish. This family is one of the common fish families that you see in freshwater aquariums.

I was inspired to paint the Peacock Bass by the Sportsman TV Channel show 'WILD ON THE FLY' that filmed a show in the Amazon. It is produced by one of my new galleries- The Grizzly Hackle Fly Shop of Missoula, Montana, who will also sell my product and images on their web site.

THOM GLACE WATERCOLORS

Monday, March 26, 2012

'Watercolor Study of a Female Banded Pennant (Celithemis fasciata)'

                                        
                                     Transparent Watercolor on Crescent Mat Board
Image Size: 8" x 6".
Non-Professional Photograph

Next in my series of Dragonfly Species Portaits
for my Dragonfly Show for the month of June
at Strawberry & Company in downtown Lancaster.

THOM GLACE WATERCOLORS

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

'Watercolor Study of a Marble Trout (Salmo marmoratus)'


Transparent Watercolor on Cresent Mat Board. Image Size: 16" x 6.5"
Non-Professional Photograph

Rare trout species from the Gorisk Region of Slovenia, found
in the Julian Alps in the Soca River Basin. The second largest
trout in Europe getting over 30 " in length.

I am starting to paint on a larger scale. Almost double what I had done for the 
first 50 species of fish that I painted. I gives me the ability to add even
more detail to the painting. Much of the research was from
Dan Sheppard's TV Flyfishing Show "Wild on the Fly".
He is based out of Montana, and gave me wonderful 
insight into this rare species.

THOM GLACE WATERCOLORS

Sunday, January 15, 2012

'Watercolor Study of a Mated Pair of Desert Whitetail Dragonflies (Plathernis subornata of the Family Libellula)' - Mature Female Detail


Second Half of Mated Pair Painting- Mature Female
Transparent Watercolor on Crescent Mat Board.
Non-Professional Photography
                                         
The Adult Male (Light Ble Body) will be on the left and the female
will be on the right in identical cutouts and info written on the mat board.
Tthe final Framing of the Painting with each dragonfly study will be
in a separate cutout of a double matted Crescent Board
identical to what I painted them on. Caligraphy
will be done by a professional that I use
 ( I can paint better than I write!)
Final Size is 24" x 14".

THOM GLACE WATERCOLORS


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