Friday, February 1, 2008

No. 32


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Muddler minnow blasting through the water column. 15" x 22" watercolor and pastel. I have always been fascinated at how different flies look and move in the water. The way the current moves the fly at will producing a strike from an awaiting fish. The muddler minnow is designed to imitate a bait fish. The story behind this piece is one of movement. Many of my fly paintings are portraits of the fly. Although I attempt to interject character into these portraits, they are what they are, a static representation. This piece is designed to be dynamic. The flowing blue water column parting as it hits the deer hair head of the fly. You just know there is a fish lurking in the shadows ready to strike.

3 comments:

John said...

Hi Jeff, I'm enjoying all the artwork. Great Project. You have two 32's was this supposed to be "No 32"?

John said...

I ment two 31's duh!

Jeff (trout bum) said...

John,

Fixed it. Thanks for visiting the blog and catching my numbering dysfunction!

Jeff