This painting titled After Dark is an original. Do fish sleep? I spent around 2 months building thin layers of oil paints, gold and silver leaf on a sheet of tempered glass. The shape of this fish is one of my signature fishes. This fish is inspired after the surf perch. For the surf angler, the surf perch is abundant along the California coast. With light tackle this fish can give a fun fight in the surf. I like to imagine what they would look like while scavenging for food in 1'-2' of wave crashing waters at night. I've caught many surf perch and I just love their color, reflective scales, eyes, mouth and their overall shape. For me it's more a sport of catch and release, however if you want to make them a meal, surf perch are pretty tasty.