Last week I was confined to the house after an out-patient surgery that drastically hampered my mobility for a few days. Nothing too major but I wasn't going to wade the river during the recovery. Luckily during my time at home I was contacted by a New England fly angler that expressed some interest in having a painting done of his recent catch. My reaction - YES, a welcome distraction. A man can only take so much daytime tv.
For this painting we settled on a 11x14 in format. I added quite a bit more detail in the background than I usually do mostly due to the fact that I felt good about this painting from the start. I had a vision of what it should look like from start to finish and when I added the last stroke of the brush, I stepped back and looked at one of the better painting I have done in while.
On another topic somewhat related, What is it about the brown trout that makes them a favorite for anglers. I love them. I love painting them, catching them, and researching flies that hook them. Over the past few years I think I have painted about fifty Brown trout watercolors. Below are just a few of the many paintings of the brown that I am most proud of. Now I have another one to add to the list. The Breeches River Brown as good company..... ENJOY.