Binge Watching Wicked Tuna and Art on My Laptop

I’ve asked myself, Why do I binge-watch Wicked Tuna?

What is it about Wicked Tuna that I find myself binge watching fishermen catching bluefin tuna in the Atlantic until their eyes dilate from lack of sleep? Is it the suspense waiting for a tuna to bite or holding my breath while the fishermen land the fish. It’s an epic tale until that tuna is landed and turned into a paycheck for Sushi and the Japanese marketplace.

Will that tuna make good Sushi? Does it have a clear core and does it have good fat in the majors and minors. I’m spellbound for an hour to see which boat catches the biggest and best fish each week. How much cash their fish brings determines which boat is ahead on the dollar scoreboard and wins the fishing season.

Wicked Tuna equals ocean waves, boats, and fish

Like a good movie, book, or adventure, the setting is key, and Wicked Tuna is set on the Atlantic, in fishing boats. No wonder I am mesmerized watching ocean waves and beautiful sunsets and sunny skies, all aboard a boat. What’s not to love?

Binge watching Wicked Tuna is Great for Working on my Laptop

Laptop art Edvard Munch's The Scream in pixels as transformative art in a frame
The Scream, my transformative take of the Munch masterpiece

Often, I am busy on my laptop designing digital art whenever I watch  Wicked Tuna on the National Geographic channel. If I end up with a completed sketch by the end of the program, I justify the bucket of time I dumped into watching TV.

Lately, I painted my version of The Scream, the iconic masterpiece by Edvard Munch. And I  designed a frame as I watched Wicked Tuna, which I painted with a Jelly Bean array of colors and not the classic Munch palette.

Surely the sunny waves and water inspired my bright colors as I painted.