Looking at an object is not just looking at an object. As simple as that sounds, I realized in particular with this 'Steelhead project', it is so enriching and challenging for me to get the input of a fisherman on how he perceives a particular fish. Now, these two renderings of a ...and this is a particular important detail...female Steelhead were born with very colorful and rich background details on this fish, which wanted me to portray 'her' as the beautiful, chrome-colored, elegant and very subdued in color fish...which only underlines her magnificent shape and shine. Never satisfied, I started a second rendering right after I finished the first one. You'll be the judge.
Wishing us all better weather and beautiful summer days soon to come,
Last weekend, I had the pleasure of being part of the 2011 State Council Banquet for Trout Unlimited Wisconsin, celebrating their 40 th Anniversary. It was very inspiring to hear about all their involvement in restoring trout streams and the Chapters supporting each other's effort all over Wisconsin and beyond. The enthusiasm and love for the sport and the importance of preserving coldwater resources can be felt among the members of this organization.
A true credit to the quality of the event was the reaction of my 15-year-old son, a very passionate fisherman himself, who felt compelled by listening to the speakers and meeting the members to take on an active part in the organization.
During the event, I was painting a Brown Trout, a truly magnificent fish with the most wonderful colors, which I would like to present to you today.
As for my future endeavours, you will most likely find me at events like the Coon Creek Trout Fest, July 23rd, featuring fly fishing and tying demonstrations, a trout derby, quiet water sports, raffles and giveaways and also booths with artists, vendors and guides. For more information, visit their website at www.cooncreektroutfest.com.