Fishing Partners 36"x48" Acrylic on Poly Carbon

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Fishing Partners 36"x48" Acrylic on Poly Carbon

4,500.00

The upper Madison River is a hard spot to paint. The most struggle I have had with the easel to date and lengths to pack it across the river to a place to work was the most intolerable experience with hundreds of yards to carry and a river to cross half way to get on an island. It was the double stack for the easel's debut and to say it was not worth the effort would be an understatement. The river flows through the bottom of the easel and allows for greater access and mobility to be on any river and make a painting possible.

The movement is fast on the upper Madison as this painting will show and I saw one boat land a big fish. I met that guy the next weekend who was the guide. I asked him if he ever kept a fish for supper. His response was “no, they are my fishing partners”.

Another scenario that came about that day was talking to a fella that was fishing, he stops by and we talked for about 15-20 minutes and he looks at me suddenly and says “You aren’t fishing are you”.

The famed waters of the Madison River happens on the upper stretch. It is a fortunate opportunity to paint on this world renowned stretch.

The idea of a trout coming up and exposing its back to gulp a fly comes from the lower stretch of the Madison as it flows into Hebgen Lake. Take a boat out in the early morning and if you don’t have the proper fly they are going for it can be the most frustrating experience or the most rewarding. The back has been lightened to a more vibrant orange and the head and tail have been left open to show the fly cast on either end.

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