Sunday morning sketch turned into Sunday afternoon, I can do better, just a warm up. Getting the deer hair to look right is a challenge.
Sunday morning sketch...running behind. I still have an article to write, and dog told me this morning he wants to go swimming at the river sometime today...
I hit a major milestone today, my friend Charles published his book and I was fortunate to have my artwork on the cover. This is a first for me, a turning point with my profession...It is available for purchase on Amazon.
Paint brushes have been dry...usually happens during dry fly season. This summer has been great, been having a difficult time sitting down to do anything. In the Pacific Northwest...you go outside an play when its nice out. Deadlines are getting short...
Its hard to trade fishing pole for a paint brush when the waters look like this...great morning on the Skookumchuck river.
Its been a while since I have painted, fishing season is in full swing. Here is the latest works in progress.
Life has been complicated lately...I was lucky enough to get some lake time this morning, hooked 11 and was trying to get that next painting...no worries though, just happy that I got my line wet.
The starting lineup for this years lake opener which is in 2 days, I will be fishing at a lake in the Olympic Peninsula of Washington Stare. I should tie a few more, the trout really destroy these patterns and I need double the quantity of whats hear
Finished this one up today...Return of the King, 16"X 20" Watercolor. Thank you Paul Vecsei for the photo reference.
23 days until lake opener. Sketched this one out, not sure what fly to paint, either a wet fly or a streamer, anyone have a suggestion?
Latest one in the works... Not sure if I should keep going or start over. "Life" has put many challenges in my path over the last month or so...getting into the zone seems like a distant memory...
Found this in my mailbox today. A news letter called, The Ripple Effect by CCA . I was named artist of the year. It just keeps getting better...I am grateful.