New at the Studio

I used a pallet knife on this one. I really like the texture it created. I’m a believer in pushing a painting hard, to the point it has as likely a chance to end up in the garbage as the gallery. For me, it allows me to discover so much more. Whether it is fine art or garbage… well that is up to you.

#2 in the Cubist Trout Series. “Cubist Cutthroat ” 36″ x 52″ acrylic on canvas. As I painted this guy, memories of floating hopper flies down long slow runs on Slough Creek kept playing through my head. Such a slow, methodical rise.

For my Rainbow Trout Lovers, my favorite spot to catch bows was a riffle just outside of Livingston, Montana.

This guy has lived in my sketch book since last March. He’s now come to life on a 36 x 52″ canvas.

As I approach the end of a painting, I take my painting in the house for my final critique. The change of location and light helps me see what final changes need to happen.

I gotta say I was sad not to be taking this baby home with me!! We raised just short of $5k with the Brown Trout Flank Taylor Guitar that I painted at ICAST. The money will be used by Bonefish Tarpon Trust to continue its efforts to study, understand and protect our shallow water species.

It’s been quite awhile since I’ve offered a fresh Brown Trout Flank painting. This one is done in acrylic, finished in oil (on canvas). The size is 18 x 30″ and for sale in the Available Originals Section on our site.

A brand new Trout Confetti, Oil on Paper. The size is 11 x 30″ and for sale in the Available Originals Section on our site.

“Tarpon Monkey” in progress. Inspired by a sketch I did while floating down a river in Costa Rica, looking for rolling tarpon, and hearing the howler monkeys in the distance.

Added the finishing touches to “Jungle Tarpon” yesterday and ready to be boxed up and shipped out. Can’t wait for you to see this one in person Grant! Work is done, time to have some fun, watch out Tarpon, I’m on the prowl!

Sending out “Tarpon Flank-Sunlit” to it’s new home this week. The scales of a tarpon are SO cool!! LOTS of subtle hues and patterns in them.