|Small Brook Tout On Blue|
My life has been so busy lately that when my wife asked when was the last time I had done a blog post I actually couldn't remember. Of course that doesn't mean that I have been idle in the fishing or painting department. Not only have I been wetting flies in search of lazy black bass but I have been working on a variety of painting projects including a collection of salt water species for a fund raising tournament in Tampa Bay.
But for today I found a small amount of time to finish up a colorful Brook Trout on Blue watercolor. As many know, the eastern bred brookie is one of my favorite fresh water species not only for its unbelievable colors but also for their aggressive takes and the remote hill streams in which they thrive. Painting them is a way for me to remember their beauty and relax after a tough few days on the road for work.
|Painted area 11x9in. - watercolor on paper|
This particular painting is available for purchase to the first art collector that contacts me.
www.hexfishing.com site. The Spanish Mackerel, Permit, and Snook are staples of the saltwater fishing community and these prints represent three of the top prizes for the boat crews in the Annual Tampa Bay BCN Gators Inshore Tournament. If you fish the salt, keep a weathered eye out in the future for these.
For the top prize in the tournament I have created a one of kind piece.
If you would like to enter then click over to the registration site HERE quickly and get in on the great day of fishing. Besides the paintings, there will be a whole lot of other prizes and swag for the participants. So far I am told over 40 boat crews have signed up and it is shaping up to be a memorable and worthy day on the water.
Besides the hunting I have also been able to wet a few flies in search for the lazy bass that are around this time of year. Luckily me skills as a fly fisherman are much better than my hunting skills so I have managed to land quite a few nice fish. Maybe soon I will be able to make the journey back to my trout waters.