Saturday, August 20, 2011

Green Wing Classic & A Side Dish

I have always loved the art of these big flies.  The colors and arrangement of them are a skill to any that tie them up and they look to good to fish.  Most deserve a frame and a small place in some gallery. 
when I started it I wanted to just have the fly on a white background.  Since it was just a 'messing around' type painting I wanted to keep it simple stupid, but as I finished it and took a step back I felt it needed something a bit extra so I dropped in a bit of color around the fly to liven the painting up.  If nothing else I feel it gives the work a bit of that watery feel.                    (Wantercolor and Ink on 130lb paper.)
I thought I'd also share with you a bit of my mother-inlaws cooking ideas.  Okay, I know she probably is not the first to come up with it but I'm giving her credit anyway.
My wife and I have tomatoes coming out of ears from our garden so in order to get rid of them we have been eating them with nearly every meal.  My mother-inlaws idea was to slice them in half, dress them in olive oil and seasonings and top with two types of cheese and place in an oven.  I took it one step further and tossed them on the grill with some burgers and dogs.  Heated up just enough to melt the cheese and these babies are one sweet side dish.  The burgers weren't to bad either.


TexWisGirl said...

now i'm STARVING! thanks!

and i really like the soft, subtle colors you added around that fly. makes it settle right into the paper...

Fly Waters Edge - Kevin said...

Love the Water Color, adding the splash was good.

Grilled Cheese tomatoes, AWESOME!

Sanders said...

The water color is amazing, beautiful!

...sign me up for some of those tomatoes :-)