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”

Bent-Back Wet Fly

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.

Rock Bass

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

Beadhead Bugger – Wet Fly

This is a popular fly pattern, designed to travel below the surface of the water after it has been cast. I don’t use a fly rod but a casting rod, instead. If I were to use this lure, I would attach a clear casting bubble stopped by a sinker ahead of about two feet ofContinue reading “Beadhead Bugger – Wet Fly”

Goodwin Lake, Colorado

We up here to Goodwin Lake to fish in the summer. The elevation is about 11,200 ft. There’s deer and marmots there, eagles and crows. Elk are also around, but I’ve never seen one. https://www.dailypaintworks.com/fineart/jean-krueger/goodwin-lake-colorado/759869

Quillback Rockfish

Quillback Rockfish, watercolor on paper, 9×12″ 2018, copyrighted with all rights reserved by Jean Krueger This is a fish native to the west coast of North America from Alaska to Mexico, they can be up to 24″ in length and live to 95 years. Its biological name is Sabastes maliger. It lives in kelp covered rockContinue reading “Quillback Rockfish”

Pumpkinseed

Pumpkinseed, watercolor, 2018, 6×8″, copyrighted with all rights reserved by Jean Krueger These North American natives are commonly called Pumpkinseeds because of the black flap at the edge of their gills.Lepomis gibbosus is included in the common sunfish family (Centrarchidae). They can grow quite large for a smallish fish (i.e. over 9″) but most that I’ve seenContinue reading “Pumpkinseed”