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Click on the photo to see additional views of this large carved Snook on rough cut cypress wood.
This large carved snook piece was carved on rough cut cypress wood, this large Snook fish is a one of a kind work of art. It measures 32 inches long and about 14 inches tall. The thickness of this piece of carved wood is about 2 inches.
The common snook is an estuarine-dependent fish species. Within estuaries, juvenile common snook are most often found inhabiting areas such as coastal wetland ponds, island networks, and creeks. Despite being a euryhaline species of fish, common snook do show a tendency to gravitate towards lower salinity conditions in the early stages of their life. By being able to adapt and thrive in both high and low salinity conditions through osmoregulation, common snook display a high level of habitat plasticity. Common snook are opportunistic predators whose feeding habits indicate that there is a positive relationship between their size and the size of their prey, meaning that as the snook grows it feeds on larger and larger prey. Common snook have been found to occasionally engage in cannibalistic activities, though this behavior is rare. This usually occurs during the winter months when adult and juvenile common snook are in close proximity to one another within their estuarine habitats. This form of cannibalism where the juveniles are fed on by the adults is referred to as intercohort cannibalism. The adult common snook who do cannibalize juveniles most likely target them due to the fact that the juveniles may be the largest of the available prey, and are therefore more nutritionally efficient to prey upon.
Click on the photo to see additional views of this Sleeping Swan Pen and Ink Drawing by Russ Orme.
Russ Orme is a free handed American artist working around the Eastern Shores of Maryland. His work is mostly dealing with birds, fish, and other nautical items found in and around the Eastern Shores of Maryland area. This is a great example of American-made artwork done by Russ Orme is titled “Sleeping Swan”. The item measures 11 1/4 X 22 1/2 inches. The camera will never pick up the true detail of these very interesting pieces. Be sure to click on the photo to see some additional close up images. This piece is artist signed by Russ Orme.
The technique of the pen and ink drawing is vastly different from that of any work the artists does. The work done with a pen is consequently very unique. By nature it is a much harsher and a less flexible instrument than either the pencil or the brush, even though pens have come a long way. A pen drawing has a distinct individuality, no matter what kind of a technique is used, fundamentally because of the manner of getting the various tones and shadows, which is different from that in the other mediums generally used.
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Big Ship Salvage has become known for providing quality nautical antiques and nautical décor. While recovering and restoring salvaged nautical lights, we also stock a wide range of other items. Check out the other categories, you may be shocked to see some of our other treasures.
Draketrail Workboat Drawing by Russ Orme, click on the photo to see additional views.
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This Draketrail workboat drawing by Russ Ormeis a great example of American-made artwork. We have found Russ Orme doing one of a kind “Pen And Ink On Oak” drawings in the Eastern Shores of Maryland. This Draketrail Workboat Drawing by Russ Orme measures 11 1/4 X 24 inches. The camera will never pick up the true detail of these very interesting pieces. Be sure to click on the photo to see some additional close up images. This piece is artist signed by Russ Orme.
The “Hooper’s Island Draketail” was named after the small island located in the lower half of the Chesapeake Bay on Maryland’s Eastern shore. In the early 1900’s, when the internal combustion engine first appeared, watermen were trading the sailing rigs for the engines and the local boat builders were looking for new ways to build better and more efficient workboats. One such builder noticed the torpedo boat destroyers pass by his home, and he thought that the hull design would be good for a workboat. He copied the hull design and built a boat with a V-bottom. The boat was fast, good looking and because of the narrow beam and sleek lines, it was relatively inexpensive to build.
The design caught on and the boats sprang up everywhere. The boat acquired the name “draketail” because the stern resembled the back of a duck’s tail. A few years later, a new box stern type became popular, and the draketail became old fashioned. Eventually, the full name was shortened and now most people only know them by the name “ducktail”. Today, not many of these beautiful boats exist. But through the passage of time, the boat has become a classic.
Click on the photo to see additional views of this framed Dolphin artwork.
This is a framed Dolphin artwork piece framed in reclaimed barn wood. It is a giclee print on canvas from an original oil painting. The piece measures 21 1/4 inches x 11 3/8 inches. The back is covered with black kraft paper and has a saw tooth hanger.
Otherwise known as Mahi-mahi, the original name causes many to mistake them for the porpoise or dolphin – think “Flipper”. This is not so as Mahi-mahi is a fish, not a mammal as is the porpoise. Mexican and Latin American dolphin are called “Dorado”. Mahi-mahi often gather in large schools attracted to floating objects such as logs and buoys where they find smaller fish to feed on. They are surface feeders and are found throughout the Pacific and tropical waters world wide. Hawaiian Mahi-mahi is regarded as some of the highest quality in the world with fish over 15 pounds in size being preferred. Their flesh is white, firm, sweeter than Ono, and delicious when sautéed, baked, broiled, or fried.
We have several other examples of beautiful fish art here in this category. Just scroll up or down to view the photos and descriptions. When you’re ready to place an order, you can call us at 574-870-1571 or send us an email through the “Contact Us” button and we can call you back.
You will be shipped the framed Dolphin artwork shown in the photos.