A view from a Hornbeck canoe, late summer at dusk.
This is a study for an larger oil painting executed during the same session. I use the study to locate objects, study the movement of the composition and to use as a reference when composing the oil painting.
View from the front end of a Hornbeck Canoe.
The Start of Autumn in Upstate New York.
Hunting season. Meow.
This is a Trout Fly, designed and tied by Ted Krueger. It’s a Wet Fly which means it goes beneath the surface of the water rather than floating on top. The hook is ‘bent back’ which means the barb is on top. It’s made from feathers and wool fiber.
Greyling is a fresh water fish that lives at high altitudes (think Colorado). It’s a relative of trout but has scales whereas trout do not. It’s painted at close to full scale. They’re quite colorful.
Looking North, monsoon day.
Classic cat pose. Meow.
Rock Bass are warm water fish, This one was caught and released in Lake Adirondack in upstate New York. Pastels are a really good media when depicting the vibrant nuances of shiny, scaly fish, much easier for me to control than watercolor. https://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/1079279