Saturday, February 26, 2011

A Trout, A Lure, And A Sketch

 It has been quite a while since my last post and I must admit I have felt a bit guilty.  It has also been a while since I last picked up a brush or pencil so I thought I would ease my mind and lessen my guilt by adding three pics for today.
First is a very loose watercolor of a winter bow.  It was not really more than my desire to toss a little paint around and get a bit of practice in because just like anything else - if you don't practice , you cant get any better. 
 Next is this little guy and really the first of his kind to show up on this blog.  No, this brown trout lure is not a fly and to those of you purist fly casters out there, the treble hooks might cut something deep inside you but never the less, this brown deep diving lure is quite effective for those big lake dwellers that the fly can never hope to reach.  Also this was just an idle practice piece to get my mind back into the frame it needs to be in to do good paintings.
And finally there is this little sketch that I whipped up the other day with an actual purpose in mind.  What that purpose was you might never know but I thought Id share it with you anyway.  Call it a study for a larger work and really just a way for me to get a few ideas that have been floating around down on paper in visible form.
OK so they aren't any great masterpieces nor will they win awards but they are a glimpse into the spirit of this blog and one mans obsession with fly fishing.  

Also, I have notice in my absence of blogging over the past weeks that this blog has reached over 100 followers.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you that have and still continue to follow this blog and support my art and fishing.  Your support keeps me driven to continue .....

3 comments:

Kev2380 said...

Great stuff as always Joel, Would you be interested in making a TFF logo?

Dustin's Fly Box said...

wow!! You really have some talent

AYearOnTheFly said...

Kev, thanks and sure - Send me and Email and let me know what you are thinking.

Dustin, A very humble thank you. I checked out your blog as well and got to say keep it up. It was the best thing I have ever done to improve my fishing and art.