The Black Crappie and the Rock Bass are closely related, both ranging throughout the United States. These were caught in Upstate New York. They are painted true to size.
Category Archives: Fishing
Large Mouth Bass
This large mouth bass is painted at a scale of 1.5:1 which means the live one was bigger by half. They can grow really big and don’t like to be caught, putting up a strong fight. The husband caught him, I photoed him and he was released back into the Upstate New York Lake fromContinue reading “Large Mouth Bass”
Small Mouth Bass
Small Mouth Bass are found in waters of the US, north to south East to west. The fish shown here was caught in the Adirondack Park in New York. It’s a little unusual in that it was a yellow ocher color. Most are in the green grey range. Perhaps the anomaly can be explained byContinue reading “Small Mouth Bass”
Raquette Lake Inlet
The sun’s asettin’ and we’re still fishing, catching large mouth bass.
This fish is found in the New York Adirondacks as well as a lot of other waters throughout the US. The one I painted is represented full size although it’s a small example. Ted caught it, I took its picture and then he returned to the cold water to swim again, hopefully a wiser fishContinue reading “Chain Pickerel”
I love casein, it’s a wonderful water medium. It’s far more permanent than watercolor and gouache and it avoids the frequent plastic and/or garish look of acrylic. It’s made from milk and has existed as a painting medium for centuries. It has a ‘graphic’ look unique unto itself, flatter than oils, yet as colorful.
A Rock Bass is related to the Sunfish, you’ll notice that little black ear behind its gills that’s characteristic of that species. Ted pulled him out of the water at Lake Adirondack in upstate NY where he was also catching large and small mouth bass the same evening. They all went back into the Lake,Continue reading “Rock Bass”
Hairwing Western Green Drake
The internet says that this fishing lure was ‘created by Rene Harrop in the 1980’s.’ It’s used in the summer when insects are hatching and fish are eatin’ ’em. I prefer chips and salsa…
Muddler Minnow – Traditional
The Muddler Minnow was first tied in 1936 by a guy from Minnisota, Don Gapen by name. It imitates a sculpin and is of the ‘streamer’ body type. It’s a very popular pattern, tied by many with a lot of variations. The one shown here is basic and traditional. My husband says the nose coneContinue reading “Muddler Minnow – Traditional”
Caught in Arizona, this bass bass looks a lot different in color than those we’ve taken in New York. Other features such as the dorsal fins are atypical of what is found in Largemouth Bass. Perhaps this is a hybrid. At any rate, it was caught in Lake Pleasant, AZ. We’ll have to see ifContinue reading “Largemouth Bass”
Lake Pleasant, AZ
Plein aire while Ted, Kirk and Tyler fished.
Ted caught this fish in Lake Pleasant, a lake in northern Maricopa County in Arizona. It’s about 14.5″ long and is painted close to full scale.
Near the Salt River, AZ
Dusk light. Bear right To car park. Almost dark. https://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/1149205
These paintings are of trout flies, designed and tied by Richard Lubrant, and offered by Orvis,https://www.orvis.com/p/fly-formerly-known-as-prince/02ct. I received a commission to paint these and would like to paint your favorite or meaningful trout flies. Please contact me. The original paints are 6×8″ on 300lb. watercolor paper. Images by Jean Krueger, copyrighted with all rights reserved.Continue reading “Trout Flies”
Lake Frances, Adirondacks, Upstate New York
Here’s the end of the day at the end of the Summer in Upstate New York in a canoe where Ted paddles and I try to stay warm… and take photos to take my mind off how cold I am. Yeah, I’d stay warmer if I paddled, too, but I’m not a paddler. I’m aContinue reading “Lake Frances, Adirondacks, Upstate New York”
Minnow Bugger – Wet Fly
The Minnow Bugger is large as trout files go with its hook measuring about an inch. Some flies are minuscule. This pattern simulates a minnow thus is necessarily larger than the ones that represent gnats and bugs. It travels below the surface of the water making it a “wet fly”.
Royal Coachman Marabou
This trout fly is a variation of a classic Royal Coachman pattern. It’s popular and one of the better known lures among fly fisher-folks. This painting is one of my ongoing series of watercolor fishing lures. It pairs nicely on the wall with other paintings in the series or it displays very well all byContinue reading “Royal Coachman Marabou”
Carey Special – Trout Fly
The Carey Special is a common trout fly with a lot of variations. It’s a wet fly which means it travels under the surface of the water rather on to of it. Look at my series of Trout Fly Paintings at the link above. They all show well individually or as a grouping.
Soft Hackle Wet Fly
Brush and Ink with a little watercolor on 140# HP watercolor paper – 9×12 inThis is a small fly, painted at a scale of 6 to 1. It’s made of feathers and fur on a No.10 hook.#inktober2020 https://www.dailypaintworks.com/fineart/jean-krueger/soft-hackle-wet-fly/833318
Wooly Bugger – Wet Fly
The image with the white background is the painting that’s for sale. The image shown in the negative is a digital reversal of the original included just for fun. My husband, Ted, suggested that the negative image could be drawn on a scratchboard….might try it. The lure is made of black fur, feathers and woolContinue reading “Wooly Bugger – Wet Fly”