Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Tenkara


A little ink and wash Tenkara fly.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

It has been a while.


It has been a while since I have posted. There will be some changes in the next month. I will no longer be posting on this blog. All posts will occur on my new website. The new site will have more artwork along with the blog section to keep everyone up to date. More on that in the next few weeks. So until then, enjoy the brown trout done in acrylic.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Winter Plein Air


Winter barn plein air 2013 oil on canvas panel 12" x 15"

It has been a while since I have posted on the blog. There will be more information coming in the next few weeks.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Plein Air


Sorry for the lack of posts for the past few months. It has been a busy Summer. I decided this year that I would really focus on doing some Plein Air painting. Along with the plein air painting, I have been trying my hand at oils. Just trying branch out and do some creative exploring outside the realm of watercolor. I really enjoy being outside and painting what you see and experience at the moment. The above piece Silo is 8" x 10" on MDF board. I had the opportunity to host a 2 1/2 day workshop with Doug Braithwaite, a nationally renown plein air painter. You can only learn so much from reading, you need to get out there and just do it! And the group learned a lot from our quick 2 1/2 day workshop. I will post more pictures and paintings from the workshop in an upcoming post.

The other item that has been keeping me busy is the redesign of my new website. I decided to do it myself, so as usual it is taking much longer than anticipated. Watch for an upcoming announcement when the site will be ready for prime time viewing. The site will make it very easy to order available prints and originals. The blog will also be incorporated into the site.

Talk soon,

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

New Print Release - "MAPS"


New Limited Edition Print Release - MAPS

18" x 12" Giclee Print reproduced on watercolor stock.

Each print is signed and numbered. This limited edition run will be restricted to 25.

Shipped in a tube via USPS Priority Mail - Included in cost.

Cost - $75.00 Domestic


Saturday, April 6, 2013

Knocking The Dust Off Of The Flat Files


Some more Spring cleaning from the Drawing Flies and Fish Collection! This golden trout can be yours, get it before it is gone! $55.00 Plus USPS Priority Mail


Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Knocking the dust off the flat files


Spring is not quite in the air yet, but I have decided to knock the dust off of the old flat files and offer up some deals on some original artwork from the Drawing Flies 365 series and the Drawing Flies and Fish 52 Series. Each week I will dig through the files and post one of the originals for sale.

DF&F 52_45 Dolphin Fish Watercolor and gouache 9" x 11" - $40.00

Price does not include USPS Priority Mail.

SOLD

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Wisco Brown


Wisco Brown Trout. 20" x 30" acrylic in museum wrapped canvas.

Still having fun exploring acrylics. I am really liking the flexibility I have to make modifications along the way.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Brown Trout


16" x 20" Acrylic on canvas wrapped board.

I am still experimenting and practicing with acrylic. I am really working it like watercolors and oils combined. This one was just free form painting. Laid in an indian yellow sienna background and just started painting. No references just my imagination.

I am still working on the new website and it is coming along slowly. I will post when it is up and running.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Smokey Mountain Living Article


Here is the link to the interview I did with Smokey Mountain Living Magazine.

Sorry for the lack of posts as of late. New paintings will be coming soon. Having more adventurous fun with acrylics.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

HUMPY


This is my third acrylic, which I am having a lot of fun with. it is 16" x 20" on a Fredrick linen panel. I really enjoy the challenge of discovering a new medium! next week I will reveal details of what this year will hold.

Here is a detail view of the brushwork and texture:


This original is available for purchase.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

2013


Happy New Year! Above the the finished image of my first foray into acrylics - the Royal Wulff 24" x 36" acrylic on canvas. I am really enjoying exploring a new medium to help keep me fresh.

2013 will bring about some changes. More details on an upcoming post.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

DF7F 52_50 Christmas Fly


Watercolor and Gouache on oatmeal paper. A bit abstract but you get the idea. Merry Christmas!
Swing by Jason's Blog to check out his Christmas Fly!

JK

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Drawing Flies and Fish 52_49 The Popsicle


Tech Info - Watercolor and gouache on 140# Arches watercolor paper.

This is one of those colorful marabou flies that just lends itself well to colorful juicy washes. Just lay down the color and watch what happens.

Swing by Jason's blog to check out his Popsicle.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Pumpkinseed Print Release



New Limited Edition Print Release - Pumpkinseed

24" x 18" Giclee Print reproduced on watercolor stock.

Each print has been remarked with thick and juicy paint brush strokes to enhance the quality and true intent of the original painting. This process makes each print and original!

Each print is signed and numbered. This limited edition run will be restricted to 25.

Shipped in a tube via USPS Priority Mail - Included in cost.

Cost - $150.00 USD - Domestic
Cost - $165.00 USD - International

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

New Print Release!


New Limited Edition Print Release - Coulee Brown

24" x 18" Giclee Print reproduced on watercolor stock.

Each print has been remarked with thick and juicy paint brush strokes to enhance the quality and true intent of the original painting. This process makes each print and original!

Each print is signed and numbered. This limited edition run will be restricted to 25.

Shipped in a tube via USPS Priority Mail - Included in cost.

Cost - $165.00 USD - Domestic


Cost - $178.00 USD - Outside USA

DF&F 52_48 Royal Wulff



Tech Info: 24" x 48" Stretched Canvas and Acrylic

This is as far as I got blocking things in with acrylic and big rough house painting brushes. Consensus on the FB post is that I should stop here!

Swing over by Jason's Blog to check out his Royal Wulff.

Original available soon, stay tuned.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

DF&F I do not know where we are at!


To tell you the truth, I do not know where we are at! Jason has been busy with a new born, which I know twice over how things change. Two or three weeks ago Jason threw down a tuna which a friend of his caught. This is my rendition. Enjoy! Swing by Jasons site to check out his tuna.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Green Butt Skunk


My first attempt using acrylics. Started with a toned sheet of 24" x 36" Watercolor stock. I used a warm tone so that it would compliment the blue washes. I then started in with the fly, apply thin and thick washes of acrylic. I then worked on some wet and wild blue washes. I added the highlights and spread the paint with my fingers. Made me feel like a kid again! I still think I will add some "nail cheeks", then call it done. I will definitely be using acrylics in the future!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Drawing Flies and Fish 52_43 Gray Wolf White Tiger


Tech Info: Water color and Gouache on oatmeal paper. Photoshop post processing.

This fly is from www.streamers365.com series that is hosted by Darren MacEachern. If you have never been to the site, I would encourage you to do so. Beautiful streamer patterns from some of the top tyers.

Swing by Jason's blog to check out his White Tiger!