Saturday, August 29, 2009

Flats Bunny

"Orange Flats Bunny 2" This is another of the paintings for Fishing Florida Radio. I really have been enjoying doing saltwater flies. Being from the midwest, the colors and shapes of these flies are a painters dream. Looking forward to trying saltwater fishing someday. Shoot on over to their site to register to win a painting!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

MidCurrent Fly Fishing News

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Sunday, August 23, 2009


"Seaducer" Watercolor and Gouache.
This is another painting for the Fishing Florida Radio Monthly giveaway. Enjoy.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Royal Wulff

Limited Edition Prints Available at ARTCREEL.

"Royal Wulff" - 10" x 20"- Ball point pen, watercolor and gouache. I used a new technique to create this fly. I sketched the fly with a black ball point pen using some cross hatching to define shapes. I then went over the sketch with watercolor and a bit of gouache. What I really like about creating an image in this fashion is that you can see my pen marks through the transparent watercolor wash. I have 2 more paintings on the easel in which I am using this technique on. I will shoot pictures of the ball point image before I add the watercolor washes and show them on future blog posts. I picked up this technique from Jason Seilerwho is an incredible artists that specializes in portraits and humorous illustration. This is one of the flies for the monthly paintings which are given away on Fishing Florida Radio. Drop by their site to enter to win. You can also listen to their show via Podcasts. You will not be disappointed!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Fishy Kid

I would like to introduce my blog readers to a project that I am proud to be a part of. That project would be the Fishy site. I was asked to be one of the artists to submit artwork for the kids coloring book project. This site is the brain child of Cameron (from Fiberglass Manifesto) and Kevin (Red Dirt Studio). Here is a brief description of the project:

"The fishy kid site was designed to provide children and families inspiration to be outdoors and on the water. There will also be an educational component to the site as we link up with conservation organizations too.

For our first project/contest we paired up with a stellar list of fly fishing artists and came up with a 30 plus page coloring book which can be downloaded from the site once you've registered as a member there. We've also paired up with a growing list of gear sponsors who are providing prizes that we'll use for a coloring contest that will run from August through November. The first week of December we'll be drawing winners and sending off prizes."

Bob White, Derek DeYoung, AD Maddox, Kevin Powell, Paul Puckett, Kurt Warner and Mark Yuhina are just some of the contributing artist to the coloring book. Drop by the site and check it out. If you have kids, get them coloring and enter to win some of the great prizes they have lined up.