Finally finished the fly fishing details, February 23, 2010

fly fishing Beavers Bend

I got so excited that I blogged about this without a picture (I was at school and without the proper technology).  I don’t know how well this is going to show up, but I was inspired this morning while looking through a catalogue of a show I saw a few years ago featuring Winslow Homer’s watercolors, titled: “Winslow Homer: Artist and Angler.”  He frequently painted those very subtle ringlets of water disturbance where a trout just rose.  I decided to insert several of those in the deep pool at the left, and then put the shadows of the trout beneath the ringlets.  I’ve always been excited to watch this while fly fishing in Colorado, and finally got around to attempting to depict it in watercolor.

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5 Responses to “Finally finished the fly fishing details, February 23, 2010”

  1. lindahalcombfineart Says:

    Great job!


  2. Alex Zonis Says:

    Beautiful sun-lit water! You should be excited – this is a fine painting! Is it you fishing? The hat seems to be the same style as the one you are wearing at the top of your blog.


  3. David Tripp Says:

    Thanks everyone. Yes, Alex, I am the one fly fishing in the painting. It is my passion (a close second to painting!). Good and correct observation on the Aussie hat!


  4. lesliepaints Says:

    Very beautiful painting, David. This is as beautiful as a Roland Roycraft and very similar to his work. I have long admired his work and watercolorists who have used pouring in their work.


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