Friday, December 23, 2011
Elk River Brown (An Anglers First Brown)
I suppose this is the way it goes with most fisherman. If you ask them specifics about the fish they caught five years ago, I bet they wont be able to recall how many browns or brookies they hooked or even the sizes of the fish but they will remember how the sun lit the water just so you could see the trout take the fly or how the light rain and misty clouds hung in the mountains and it was one of the best days they ever had.
Thanks to modern technology we now can preserve the actual fish in photographs but its that feeling of that day that one truly remembers.
I am glad that through my painting the fly fisherman that hooked his first brown will now be able to remember that feeling every time he sees this watercolor hanging in his man cave. In the end, that is the purpose of art. Its not about just another nice looking picture hanging on the wall, but its a feeling one gets as they look at the painting. For a commissioned piece such as this Elk River Brown, this feeling of connection with the art is heightened beyond the casual observers. For this fly fisherman, that day on the Elk will live forever.
"Elk River Brown"
Watercolor on Paper
13" x 10"
Original --- SOLD