Thursday, July 30, 2009

Jason Borger over at Fish Flies and Water has a nice post about the Drawing Flies 365 project.
Thanks Jason!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Emulator Sculpin

"Emulator Sculpin" - Watercolor and gouache. Dave P. (Speymaster and fly fishing guide extraordinaire), called a few weeks back and requested a commission painting. Dave was invited to Michigan guide Kevin Feenstra's wedding and wanted to give Kevin and his bride a unique gift. Kevin guides in West Michigan and his known for his Sculpin pattern and many other flashy steelhead patterns. Dave requested a painting of Kevin's signature pattern the Emulator Sculpin. This was the result. Dave called me last night to let me know that the Happy newly weds really enjoyed his gift. Congrat Kevin!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Napkin Fly

"Napkin Fly" Sharpie and gouache on napkin. I happen to be sitting outside eating my lunch one fine afternoon when fly inspiration struck. I pulled out my trusty Sharpie and started to sketch. When I returned to the studio that evening, I enhanced the sketch with a bit of gouache.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Mark's Skunk

"Mark's Skunk" Watercolor and Gouache. Friend, fly tyer extraordinaire and fishing guru, Marty Howard contacted me to do a commission painting for his good friend Mark O'Meara (the professional golfer). Marty wanted to give Mark a unique gift as a wedding present. This pattern is one that Mark likes to fish and tie. It is pretty cool knowing that one of my paintings is hanging up in a professional golfers house. I wonder if Mark keeps an eye out for rises in the ponds while he is golfing. I can imagine him asking his caddy for his 5 weight, then dashes over to the pond to catch a few gills with a foam spider while the other golfers make their shots.