Saturday, April 17, 2010
We are family...I've got all my sistas and me...
Alfred N. Marciante, "Shad Family", 11 x 17". Acrylic painted directly on board.
This rendering of American Shad, Alosa sapidissima and some of it's relatives is quite incredible. Alfred says he's a retired Electrician but I have a hard time believing he's not a top notch professional illustrator. We Have: Blue Back Herring, Hickory Shad, Alewife, American Shad and Gizzard Shad....who knew? Thanks Al for enlightening us and providing a great poster!
Al is from Doylestown, PA, paints as a hobby and has been happily married for 30 years.
see our fish: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_shad