Remembering Arthur Shilstone – 1922-2020

By Sportsman's Palette, Inc. | August 2, 2020

We at Sportsman’s Palette ask you to share with us in celebrating the life of a man who made so many great contributions to our world through his kind heart, his warm way with people, and his magnificent talent as a painter, from which he created such wonderful imagery for more than 90 years. He…

Sportsman’s Palette Interviews Harley Bartlett

By Sportsman's Palette, Inc. | July 30, 2020

Following our interview with Sebastián Letelier, we got caught up with another great sporting artist, this time a little closer to our neck of the woods – Harley Bartlett. SP: You have an extremely diverse body of work! How do you go from painting something small, say a small landscape or sporting scene on canvas,…

Sportsman’s Palette Interviews Sebastián Letelier

By Sportsman's Palette, Inc. | July 23, 2020

Over the past few months, we’ve been catching up with a handful of our artists as the majority of us have been spending our days at home. We caught up with Sebastián Letelier, and were inspired to ask him a few of these questions after watching Brickhouse Media’s beautiful film on the angler and painter.…

Stage 07 – Tidying Up

By Sportsman's Palette, Inc. | February 28, 2020

This is it – the final stage of the Masterpiece; the culmination of nearly a year’s worth of patience, dedication, and precision. Cardnell: As well as numerous small adjustments to the picture, four significant alterations were applied to enhance. These are listed below, in tandem with the annotated image: To scale correctly, the thin-water ‘lattice’…

Stage 06.1 – Finishing the Sky

By Sportsman's Palette, Inc. | February 21, 2020

Cardnell: Prior to the annotated image, I did considerable work on the sky and A LOT of work on seabed highlights from the horizon to the beginning of the ‘lattices’.  This general area is the most time-consuming, requiring the most brushstrokes per unit area. That said, it’s all looking pretty authentic as well as clean…

Stage 05.2 – Corrections & Enhancements

By Sportsman's Palette, Inc. | February 19, 2020

To the viewer’s eye, Cardnell’s Masterpiece very well could have been complete in Stage 05.1, or even Stage 04.3. To the master himself, however, there are two more stages to come before completion. The following two stages of infinitesimal perfections and details further illustrate Cardnell’s uncompromising dedication to the art, and solidify him as the…

Stage 05.1 – A Cloud Is Not Just A Cloud

By Sportsman's Palette, Inc. | February 14, 2020

Cardnell: I have had another run into 3am and then again more work this morning. Five thousand more micro brushstrokes into sea last night and around the area of the horizon.  The work I’ve done on the clouds has really started to make them look as if they’re passing over your head. To most people,…

Stages 04.2 – Bringing The Seabed to Life; and 04.3 – “Laying Out The Pin-Sharp Seabed Highlights”

By Sportsman's Palette, Inc. | February 12, 2020

Bringing The Seabed to Life Cardnell: I now have 10 roughed in Bonefish swimming out from the bottom left hand corner of the canvas stretching upwards in a teardrop pattern to a line horizontal to the far edge of the sand of the first mangrove cluster. Whilst I’ve rendered the furthest Bones indistinct I’ve not yet…

Stage 04.1 – Bringing the Composition to Life

By Sportsman's Palette, Inc. | February 7, 2020

Another unique aspect to Cardnell’s approach to Sporting Art is the size at which he is willing to work. He is not afraid to create an image on a grand scale and feels, in doing so, he can bring the viewer into the image and make the viewer feel as if he or she is…

Stages 03.2 Cont’d – Graphite Angler & Guide Composition; and 03.3 – Explaining Seabed Details

By Sportsman's Palette, Inc. | February 4, 2020

Graphite Angler & Guide Composition Cardnell: Head buzzing so got up and started painting at about 2:30 AM.  Now 4:30 AM here but I’ve just finished some research. FINALLY!  Got the perfect stance on each player! I had a doze after my research and have now roughed-out a pencil study based on what I found.…