Monday, June 22, 2009
Many of the streams we fish take a bit of hiking to get to them. The water is usually crystle clear and the trout very wary so it takes a stealthy approach so you don't spook them. Its not just about catching fish either, these streams run thru some beautiful forested areas which are home to a lot of wildlife. After a day on the stream you come back refreshed, its a place you can lose yourself in thought and come back feeling good.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
We have had constant days of rain lately and today was no different. I looked out the window and saw the day lillies standing out against the gloom of the day. I set up the easle right at the window and painted from there(and stayed dry). I was actually working on a different painting and was going in to start getting dinner ready when I looked out and saw this. I ended up eating dinner later than usual. I guess this would be called a inside plein-air painting.
Monday, June 15, 2009
This is an area that my brother and I have fished for smallmouth bass. On this morning I was here to paint. It was a humid July morning and the sun was trying to push through the overcast sky. While I was painting, fish kept hitting the surface, I remember constantly turning my head after each splash trying to see what it was and all the time wishing I had my rod with me. Oh, the distractions we go thru. I was happy with this one, I had captured the atmosphere of the morning.
Oh yea, the next morning I went there with my rod but you would have sworn there were no fish in that section of the river. Thats the way it goes.