Last month, Utah artist Tim Johnson hosted a popular live event on the Orvis Fly Fishing Facebook page in which he taught us how to draw a trout. It was a truly eye-opening lesson that certainly helped me reach new artistic heights. With an artist’s vision, Tim broke the fish down into its individual parts … Continue reading “Don’t Miss “How to Draw a Trout II,” with Artist Tim Johnson”
Last night, we hosted a great Facebook Live session with artist, Orvis-endorsed guide, and former Trout Bum of the Week Tim Johnson. I have been a fan of Tim’s work for years, and his recent collaboration on the Artist Series . . .
Written by: Robert Dance
“Fall Rainbows,” Alkyd on canvas.
At 84 years of age, I’m sure I’m the oldest artist to appear on this blog, and I came to fly fishing rather late compared to many others. However, I have been painting since the age of six, after being born in Tokyo, Japan in 1934. Unlike . . .
Written by: Chase Bartee, Tight Loops
Each painting is an exact rendering of a fish, such as this golden trout, landed during Chase and Aimee’s travels.
All art by Chase Bartee
As soon as I was old enough to hold a pencil, I was drawing things. Both my parents are creative and gifted in their own rights, and strongly encouraged their kids to explore their own creative . . .
“Brook Trout in Water.” Acrylic on canvas. 36″ X 18″
Paintings by Sarah Lauridsen
A few years ago, we featured the artwork of Sarah Lauridsen, a Vermonter who is both an avid fly-fisher and artist. Today, out of the blue, she emailed me the brook-trout painting above, which blew me away. This time of year, the brookies are decked out . . .
We have featured the gorgeous art of Bob White many time on this blog (see here
, and here
, for example), and this short video profile gets to the heart of what makes him able to. . .
Wyoming Rainbow Trout (detail)Paintings by Nick Mayer
Naturalist and artist Nick Mayer combines the observations of a scientist with the eye of an artist to create gorgeous fish paintings in his Lincoln, Vermont studio. His love of fly fishing, fly tying, fish . . .
Sylvester does amazing work with color and texture. This fish really seems wet.
Photos by Travis Sylvester
Artist Travis Sylvester–whose work we’ve profiled before–sent me images of one of his new pencil drawings, which he calls “Net Working,” and it’s pretty astounding how he can capture the . . .
Written by: Andrew Thompson
“Salmon Fishing with Sanford Gifford”—Acrylic on paper, 11 x 14 inches
All Paintings by Andrew Thompson
Editor’s note: Wildife artist Andrew Thompson believes that painting at its very best can express the very essence of the wilderness and provide a unique insight into the character and. . .
“Hooked Up” 16×20 Acrylic on canvas
Painting by Steve Cobb
A couple weeks ago, I used a great image (below) by my friend Sandy Hays to illustrate a post about how to get your nymphs to the bottom fast. Sandy shot the photo several years ago, . . .