Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Win This Painting - Last Few Days

(This is a Re-Post to give everyone a chance to win this painting of a Golden Trout.  Just leave a comment on this post to enter.  Contest ends at the end of the month.) 

This past month has been a big one for this blog.  While I was wrapped up with work, family, fishing, and fun my fellow fishing bloggers were busy posting nothing but good things about my site and my art.  Every day I log on to find yet another follower or email with someone interested in what I have to say and post.  Many of you know that I started this blog as a way to get my butt out on the water as well as force myself to improve my art.  At best I was just hoping to share my art and fishing with friends and family.  What I did not expect was to have my little blog blow up into what it has become.  It is now a daily 'business' just to keep up with it but if that sounds like it is un-enjoyable then you are misunderstanding.  It is quite the contrary.  I look forward to waking up and checking my email to see if yet another person has purchased a print, or asked about a custom work, or (more recently) asked if any more fly boxes are available (and sorry but no - all sold out quickly).
Well since it is now well into my venture as a fly fishing blogger and all of you have been so kind to this humble fly/paint slinger I thought that it was time to return the favor. 
From now until the end of the month, if you leave a comment on THIS post you will be entered into a Thank You Contest.  The winner will receive this original painting. 
Once again: To enter for a chance to win this original watercolor of the Golden Trout just leave a comment on this post.  The winner will be selected randomly out of all the comments.  Please, if you run a web site or blog LEAVE your own blog address in the comments so others can visit you as well.
My next post will be in the first week April and will include the name of the winner.

The Watercolor Specs:
- @ 8"x6"
- Gouache & Watercolor
- Acid Free 200lb Paper
- Comes In A Mat Ready To Be Framed

Thanks again to all that have continued to support this blog and encourage me to get on the water and fish.  You are to numerous to thank in one post but you know who you are.  Good Luck!


30 comments:

Kev2380 said...

Man, I really hope I win this. I have caught golden trout a few times before in the Sierra's. Truly sacred creatures.

Kev2380 said...

Here is my blog http://fishwithkev.blogspot.com/
It's been a pleasure following your blog Joel.

John De Jong said...

Looks like a great painting, but if I win, I assume everyone would cry foul...it may look rigged or something.

Cofisher said...

Joel, it has been my pleasure to "discover" A Year on the Fly and I'm happy to have some of your art hanging on my wall. I need to figure out how to hang up the flybox. It's too pretty to use.

www.cofisher.blogspot.com (Windknots & Tangled Lines)

Brk Trt said...

Joel,
As I look at the colors of the Golden Trout, it looks to be fresh out of the water, very vibrant and almost life like.
This is how I view your work. Framed and still, but so much alive.

Alan


Small Stream Reflections

goneflyfishing said...

Joel, I am baffled how you can capture the beauty of the trout on paper. I will be soon a proud owner of one of your creations and maybe there will be another one...?

Karel - www.tenkaraonthefly.net

Passinthru Outdoors said...

I usually sit here in amazement when I see your work...Just incredible.

Thanks for sharing.

bigwalnutfly said...

Great Job! Your work always encourages me to engage my family to go outside and enjoy creation.
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Dave W said...

Beautiful work. Thank you for reminding me of the beautiful little Golden Trout. It's been too long since I've seen one.

Mysticfish said...

Just found you blog through the OBN. Your work is exceptional. I look forward to following along. Tight Lines!

Jim said...

Great idea. Great painting. You deserve your success.
http://homewaters-jim.blogspot.com/

Bill said...

Joel I don't always comment but love looking at your work. This one is just as beautiful as the others.

Call me crazy but secretly I wish they'd introduce golden trout to PA. lol Just absolutely beautiful fish.

Mark said...

I really love watercolors and you do some excellent work. I find the connections between art and fly tying/fishing very interesting! Found your blog through a connection from Alan's Small Stream reflections blog

mark
Fishing Small Streams
http://fishingsmallstreams.blogspot.com/

Phillip said...

Different in a good way!

Phillip

julie said...

Check your blog weekly but this is my first post. Always enjoy your work! Same as John I am probably not allowed to win but keep up the great work.

Kristin said...

Beautiful artwork that I would be proud to hang on my walls!

Mel said...

Well, Joel, I have been hanging around your blog since way back in the beginning I think. Have always admired your work and ever so often left a comment or two. Your paintings are excellent and I would be proud to have some on the wall at Blog Cabin Angler.

http://blog-cabin-angler.com

Shoreman said...

Hey Joel. I find it interesting that this blog thing, once created, has a life of it's own. I know when I started mine,
http://www.shoretroutfishing
.blogspot.com/
all I wanted was to let the locals know what I was catching, with what, and where. After that, I had no control.

Mark

Flyfishermanrichard. said...

Wonderful work, truly creative. I going to call in from time to time and follow.

You can find me @www.smallstreambrowntroutfishing.blogspot.com

David McKenzie said...

Oncorhynchus aguabonita...name says it all!

Jeff said...

Can't pass up a chance. Beautiful work.

flyfishjeff.blogspot.com

BrookfieldAngler said...

This is entirely too easy to win such a nice piece of art!! My man cave is yearning for this!!

Nick

http://www.brookfieldangler.com

Jay said...

Beautiful work as always. Glad to have found your blog.

Wayne said...

Absolutely beautiful work!!!! Great to see such artistry in a fishing blog!! Keep on keepin' on!!! Tight lines and God bless!!!

Anglers Alibi said...

Absolutely gorgeous. The fish come to life right on the paper. Glad I found your blog.

Andrew K said...

Found your blog from Poudre Canyon Chronicles. Great works...looking to order a print or perhaps a custom in the near future!

John said...

For a guy like me who can barely draw the alphabet, your art is truly amazing to me - and the blog is pretty good too. Thanks for sharing!

JMP said...

This would go great on the wall with the other one that you have completed Joel....

Jared

http://brooksbrownsandbows.blogspot.com

AYearOnTheFly said...

Thanks for all the comments and adding your sites. Congrats to Karel for winning this work.

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I hope your article be better..

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