Saturday, September 29, 2012

DF&F 52_39 Coulee Caddis

This week we decided to go with a fly. I chose the Coulee Caddis due to the success I had fishing with this fly in the Driftless region of Wisconsin. I was fishing with Mike Davis at Life On The Fly, which is a story in itself, but I digress, in an act of brilliance, he opens his box and tosses me a Coulee Caddis. Instant success!The pattern is a Driftless Angler original. I figured it was time to give this pattern it's due in paint. Great pattern that I will use again next year.

Tech Info: Watercolor, gouache and pastel on oatmeal paper (my favorite).

Original status: SOLD

Swing by Jason's blog to check out his Coulee Caddis!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

DF&F 52_38 King Salmon

This week's fish was suggested by Jason to bring attention to the dismal return of spawning king's this year. It is simply amazing the impact this low return has on everything that depends on this annual event.

I went a bit more abstract. Wanted to create a view as if I was swimming with the salmon. Kind of like merging onto the salmon super highway.

More to come.

Swing By Jason's Blog to check out his king.

Tech Info: Gouache and pastel on pastel paper.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

DF&F 52_37 Coulee Brown Trout

I consider the Driftless area of Wisconsin my home trout waters. This is due to the absence of any trout water in Illinois. Spent this past weekend camping and fishing with my buddies Corey, Mike, Ben and Joe. Had a great time fishing and having some great camp food and stories by the fire. Thanks to Corey for taking a great reference shot of this fish. September 30th marks the last day of trout season for this year Now it is time to do a rain dance to bring on steelhead season!

Swing by Jason's site to check out his awesome digital slab!

Tech Brief: Watercolor, gouache and pastel on oatmeal stock.

Original status: SOLD

Prints to be offered soon. New website and print offerings coming soon.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

DF&F 52_36 Purple Brat

This weeks Drawing Flies and Fish entry - The Purple Brat. Continuing with the steel head theme that Jason Borger started last week. A classic variation based off of the 1937 Enos Bradner's classic Stillaguamish favorite Brad's Brat.

I really dig purple flies!

Swing by Jason's site to check out his Brat!

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Monday, September 3, 2012

DF&F 52_35 Steelhead

Welcome back to Drawing Fish and Flies 52! We will be continuing our weekly series with posts every Saturday (or Sunday depending on how well fishing is going). Swing by Jason's blog to check out his steelhead. Beautifully done in Jason's signature style.

Reference image is from my buddy Corey holding a beautiful Milwaukee River steelhead.
Watercolor, gouache and pastel on oatmeal paper.

Prints available soon.