For the last few years my friend, Marge's husband, Dave has been giving us fish that he catches. My husband has been happily eating fresh striped bass and bluefish. I had planned on doing this painting as a thank you to him, but then Dave had surgery so I painted it sooner than I had originally planned. I did this as a get well/thank you gift for him. He was thrilled with it. I don't know if you can see it, but I used some iridescent medium in spots so there was a shimmer like scales.