Saturday, August 27, 2011
This sketch is a 7"x 5" ink on 130lb paper and in available for purchase (Cheap) by email.
One other thing I got for today is a shot I took on a recent trip from the small window of a jet. Sun setting over the western horizon and a few buildups bring up some amazing shadows and bright colors. You really cant beat some of the views you get at 30,000 feet.
I also wanted to give you another opportunity to win free music. Just go to my Dean Brody post and leave a comment and you will be entered to win a FREE Dean Brody CD. Who doesn't love FREE! Contest ends on the 30th.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Between business, messing around in the garage, playing with the kids, and brewing a few gallons of mead (more about that in the future) I filled a few more pages with sketchings. Since this is an art and fish blog I figured I would post another sketch of the Japanese trout that has been in my mind lately.
It isn't much to look at now but little sketches like this are the building blocks for future works. They help me get a feel for the colors and flow of water that will aid me in creating a frame worthy piece.
(watercolor and ink on heavyweight, ph neutral paper)
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
All the extra shirts I ordered are the Hanes preshrunk shirts in the Pebble color.
Order Shirts HERE.
As my wife and friends can attest too, my music interest are all over the map. From an Irish punk folk mix to Classical composers, classic rock to Jimmy Buffett, and quite often Country my library of music fits my personality. As a guy that shies away from city life for the simplicity of rural life and the values one finds in the small towns of my youth, a Country artists like Dean Brody sing the songs that I can relate to.
Dean Brody has a connection to every song he sings. Hemingway once was heard to tell an aspiring writer "write what you know" and Dean seams to have done just that. His life seems to be in every line and every cord. That truth will resonate with anyone that hears his music and likes solid country music.
So what do you need to do win his new album "Trail In Life"? The answer is simple.
1. You must be a follower of this blog
2. You must leave a comment telling us what you look for in a good song. What is it that makes that special song a constant on your play list or makes you get into a grove while tying up flies or driving to that secluded stream.
(The winner will be randomly selected from all the comments at the end on the month and Deans new album will be mailed out that first week of September. This post will be re-posted periodically through the rest of the month.)
Sunday, August 14, 2011
("Small Dun" 3"x4" watercolor and ink on paper.)
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
As for the spider. I got home last night from a long road trip to find my garden filled with neglected fruit, my grass longer than the wheat fields of Nebraska, and this big boy clinging to the side of my shed. Part of the fun of the out doors is finding new things to go back research. I thought I would solicit you help in my entomology research. I suspect TexWisGirl or Jay might know what it is. Whatever it is I doubt a trout would have any part of it. A bass maybe but a finicky trout, not a chance. I myself let it be and hoped it enjoyed feasting on the wasps that had taken up residence next to my mower. ( I am not looking forward to doing battle with them today).