Once again, I have been invited to paint a wooden codfish to benefit the Marblehead Festival of Arts. A group of regional artists were asked to use any medium to decorate the large decorative fish. The Cods will be on display throughout downtown Marblehead in various Atlantic Avenue, Pleasant Street and Washington Street. All proceeds from the Festival of Cods will go directly to support future Marblehead Festival of Arts programs and scholarships.
In the past, I have painted my Cods with scenes of Marblehead; but this year, I decided to try something a little different. Entitled, Codfish: Key of Sea, my entry is painted with layers of metallic paints and glazes in shades of gold and copper. Then I tacked on the scales with upholstery tacks. The scales are a collection of old and new keys in many shapes and sizes.
The Cod are available for purchase in an on-line auction at www.marbleheadfestival.org.