Here is my take on a Deyoung style painting. This one is based on the wild rainbow I caught in Kauai and the reflection of the palm trees and clouds in the trout's pupil mark the occasion.
I've never seen an original Derek Deyoung painting in person, so this is my best impression.
This one measures 30" x 36" and fits nicely on my mantle.
I'll definitely try a few more paintings in this style. I feel like the exaggerated expression and vivid colors capture the spirit of fishing for wild things in wild waters.
Check out the fantastic work of Derek Deyoung that inspire me.