Wednesday, June 13, 2012

New project

This will be a series of four paintings - a cutthroat, a brown, a brook and a rainbow - and they aren't going to be the hook-jawed monsters that we all dream about catching. Nope, they are going to be the more common everyday varieties. The beautiful 10 inchers that frequent our nets more often.

The top painting, a Westslope Cutthroat, is about an hour from being finished, but I was so pleased with it I couldn't wait to start the brown shown below it. The brown has a long ways to go. I've got learn to focus! One at a time Alan! One at a time.


  1. Beautiful! Common trout for the everyday blue-collar fisherman.

  2. You're exactly right Howard. Wish I could have said it that well. Both of us are fortunate to live in places where catchin' the big guys is possible, but we should never forget that we aren't trophy hunters...we're out there to enjoy Creation, and that catching any of God's Creatures, no matter their size, is a thrill and a pleasure. You and I may never sample the waters of Patagonia... but hey, we have a good time!