Tuesday, September 30, 2008

No. 273

"CDC PMD Cripple" 8" x 10" Ink, colored pencil and gouache.

This original is available. Please send me an email for details.

No. 272

"Parachute Adams" 8" x 10" Ink, colored pencil and gouache.

Original is SOLD

Sunday, September 28, 2008

No. 271

"Pink Squirrel" 8" x 10" Ink, Colored Pencil and Gouache. This pattern has caught many trout for me.

This original is SOLD

No. 270

"Bead Head Sparkle Caddis" 8" x 10" Ink, colored pencil and gouache.

This original is available for purchase. Email me for all of the details.

No. 269

"Teal, Blue and Silver" 8" x 10" Ink, colored pencil, gouache on chip board.

This original is available for purchase. Email me for all of the details.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

No. 268

"Wool Head Sculpin" Ink and colored pencil on chip board. This is a great small mouth pattern!

This original is available for purchase. Email me for all of the details.

No. 267

"Hornberg" Ink and colored pencil on chip board. Using the techniques that Van used on some of his flies, I created this version of the Hornberg.

This original is available for purchase. Email me for all of the details.

Guest Artist Steven Vandervate

"Wind River Fly" Oil on board. Steven Vandervate has been painting flies for quite some time. I hooked up (pun intended) with "Van" through a comment on the blog. I visited his site, and was delighted to see the diversity of paintings along with some great fly art. His latest series of ink and colored pencil flies has inspired me to do a few myself. Stop by Van's blog to check out all of his great work!

Monday, September 22, 2008

No. 266

"TP Fly 2" I was able to draw two flies during my office visit!

No. 265

"TP Fly 1" I was in my second office without any reading material. Thankfully I had my trusty pen with me.

No. 264

"Stimulator Shirt" I could not resist. This is the last one. Stay tuned for a preview of the final art for the event.

No. 263

"Adams Shirt" Here is another fly from the same project.

No. 262

"October Caddis Fly Shirt" I created a design for a fly fishing event coming up this October. This is one of the flies that was in the artwork. The fly was created in Illustrator. Stay tuned for a future posting of the final shirt design.

Friday, September 19, 2008


"Bubble Butt Dry" Ink sketch - Alright, I do not know where this came from! I sat down looked at the paper and this is result. The mind works in strange ways. I did get a good laugh and laughter is good for the soul. I think this may have been a result of the discussion we had last night at a TU meeting about waders. Joseph Meyer at One More Cast had a great presentation about waders and wader care. I guess my sub conscience picked up on some of the side discussions about portly and stout people in waders. Or, maybe this is my answer to a high floating dry fly. Or it could be a new beer - Bubble Butt Stout! Anyways, hope you get a good laugh!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

No. 260

"Missed-Start" Watercolor. This is the start of a commission piece that I am working on. I find that I start to tighten up when I know That the piece has to be right. This image represents a false start of a fly painting. Paper is cheap and I will start again. You will see the final.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Texas Women Fly Fishers

The TWFF (Texas Womens Fly Fishers) requested the use of some of my fly images for their cookbook which they use as a fundraiser for their organization. I do get a fair amount of requests, and I have the greatest respect for those who ask permission to use intellectual property. Anyway, the above image shows the cover of their cookbook. There are many more fly drawings included in the cookbook. If you are interested in the cookbook, do not hesitate to drop the TWFF a line. Here is the the description on the inside cover:

"Every couple of months a happy group of fly fishers gather somewhere in the state of Texas….or occasionally other states close by, to enjoy the sport, the outdoors, sometimes the shopping, and each other. Traditionally, these outings begin with the Mullet Mixer. This is a chance to catch up with one another, meet new friends, get the lay of the land….and most importantly, and receive good advice on how to fish the local waters.

The Mullet Mixer relies on the “sacrament of the covered dish” to fuel the evening. Those of us driving (or flying) hell bent across the state of Texas after work may show up with a six pack from the Stop ‘N’ Go and the local fried chicken or bar-b-que. Always good, always consumed gratefully. But treats from the local kitchens show up, too. There is always a flurry of “send me that recipe” but often we get home, get busy and then forget to send it on or bring it to the next Mullet Mixer.

This is a compilation of those offerings from the members of Texas Women Fly Fishers in the past year. Sale of this booklet benefits Casting for Recovery."

Monday, September 15, 2008

No. 259

"October Caddis Wet" Ink - A quick get to know the fly sketch.

No. 258

"Posse Bugger" Ink and wash - A quick get to know the fly sketch.

No. 257

"Bucktail Caddis Orange" Ink - Another quick get to know the fly sketch.

No. 256

"Morrish October Caddis" Ink - A quick get to know the fly sketch.

Career Fly

I want to thank everyone for all of the career emails! It will be difficult to decide. I may have to just pull one out of hat. Stay tuned for the career fly coming soon!

JK Studio Website is Live

The Jeff Kennedy Studio website is now live! There are some areas that I am working on and more text needs to be added on some of the gallery images, but I should have them complete in the next few days. If you have ever worked on a website, the works seems endless. It feels like a project that never seems to be finished. It also doe not help when you are a perfectionist! If you have any comments on the site, feel free to drop me an email.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

No. 255

"Drake Emerger" 10" x 16" Watercolor. Another AuSable River favorite.

Friday, September 12, 2008

No. 254

"Robert's Drake - Do over" Watercolor. After looking at yesterday's Robert's Drake, there were many items I did not like. I have discovered that sometimes I rely on the gouache as a crutch to fill in areas that I made an error in. This time I decided to use nothing but watercolor. Also, the body on the other Drake was too yellow and not enough of the deer hair showed thru. The other thing that was off were the proportions. So I think I corrected them on this version. A more loose interpretation without being overworked.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

No. 253

"Roberts Drake" 12"x 20" A great Michigan trout pattern. I have many of these beauties in my drake box! I have many fond memories holding trout with this fly hanging out of the corner of their mouth.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

No. 252

"Hairy Mary" Watercolor and gouache. 9" x 12". Numerous Salmon flies are named after women, which makes me a bit concerned when it comes to this one! This is a classic Summer Atlantic salmon fly.

Monday, September 8, 2008

No. 251

"Green Caddis" Sharpie with a pastel green body.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

No. 250

"Autumn Dry" Sharpie on a leaf. Believe it or not but we have a number of trees in our neck of the woods that are changing. I picked one up off the ground during a walk and decided to adorn it with a little sketch.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Keel Fly

Here is the advertisement I found in a May 1969 issue of Outdoor Life. The winner of the original fly is Chris D. He won by 1 minute! Congrats Chris. HG and William Tapply wrote about the fly in their book "Gone Fishing" which you can see the chapter excerpt here.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

No. 249

"Trivia Time" OK, it is time to guess the fly. Send me your emails or comments with the name and a little history of the fly. The first one with the correct answer, wins this original. You have 24 hours from the time of this post. Good Luck! The answer will be given tomorrow.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

No. 248

"While You Were Out" A little doodling while I was on hold.

No. 247

"Post-It Note Fly" Just a little fly doodle on the always handy Post-It Note.

And the Winner Is....

The winner for the print drawing for the month of August is, drum roll please............ Eric S.!
Eric, I will send you a confirming email, congratulations.

Monday, September 1, 2008

No. 246

"Salt Sketch 4" Ink and wash study on watercolor stock.

No. 245

"Salt Sketch 3" Ink and wash. Did this one while waiting for my Son's football game to start.

No. 244

"Salt Sketch 2" Another quick ink and wash study

No. 243

"Salt Sketch 1" A quick ink and wash study of a sand eel.