Some of you all may remember, back in May I had a photo contest. The winner got a fly box and an original woodcut based on the photo. Well, the fly box went out right away. The woodcut, not so much. Well it’s done – finally.
The winner of the contest Treven Kuhn will be getting a matted original woodcut in the mail soon. His photo of tenkara fishing on the Gunpowder River in Maryland is a great picture. In addition to capturing the spirit of American Tenkara, the image is interesting visually. At the time I thought that it would lend itself to the graphic treatment of a woodcut – I think that it worked out. I hope that you all think so too. I just want to say thanks to Treven and to all the others that participated.
Details and Ordering info: The original woodcut is totally hand crafted and hand printed using oil-based ink on handmade Japanese Kitakata paper. Each print is hand rubbed, no printing press used. Each print is matted, hand numbered and signed. The image is approximately 8″ x 8″ and the Matted Print is 11″ x 14″.
I’ve made a very limited edition of 12 prints. Two are taken – as of this writing there are 10 available.
Price: $35 which includes shipping. Payments via paypal. Note that you can use a credit card at Paypal without creating a paypal account.
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copyright 2012: Anthony Naples
Couldn’t get out on the stream – circumstances….you know. Do you feel the fall slipping through your fingers? As the leaves brighten and fall – so the brookies brighten and fade. This time of the year I feel like I can never get out nearly enough. The fall is full of slipping away. The winter is behind the hills looming. All that remains of the summer is the credit card debt from vacations. Ah..so bittersweet is the Autumn. I couldn’t get on the stream but I did find some time to mess around with the new graphics tablet. The above pic is my idea of a brook trout. I’ve never been much for straight ahead renderings. I just don’t usually have the patience or the skill – I’m much more frizzled and scribbled.
Just doing a little messin’ around with the photo editor – thought I’d share this Peacock Sakasa Kebari.
For some reason I had the urge to sketch up a Steampunk Trout Submarine, go figure…
If your’e interested in buying prints drop me a line using the “contact me” page up above.
It has been a while in the making – but it has finally happened. Rise Forms Magazine has gone live. Please go check it out. The first issue has poetry, fiction, narrative, a book review and artwork (and all with fly fishing at the heart).
Old Man: watercolor by Sharon Lynn Williams
Trout live in many places – western wilderness, mid-western coulee country, limestone rich valleys of central Pennsylvania, the old mountains of the east. Though different, all of these places have their own charm. The landscapes through which trout streams run evoke deep-rooted feelings in me. For many fly fishers it is simply being in the environs of trout water that holds much of the appeal. So although the landscapes of Calgary based painter, Sharon Lynn Williams, are not technically “fly-fishing art”, they can captivate the mind of the fly fisher with their inherent “troutiness”.
Opabin's Glory: oil painting by Sharon Lynn Williams
I stumbled upon Sharon’s Art Blog a while back, and was taken with her landscapes. They just look like somewhere that I want to be – ideally with fly rod in hand and some rising trout. She was kind enough to allow me to share some images with you all – so head on over to her Almost Daily Art Blog and check out more of her work.
Fire Sky at Ghost Lake: Oil painting by Sharon Lynn Williams
Over at A Year On The Fly blogger and artist Joel DeJong has been working at an ambitious project; to post a work of fly fishing art each day this year. As a blogger taking on a similar (but less ambitious project – Daily Fly Fishing Poem for September 2010) I can understand and appreciate the commitment required in this undertaking.
In his words:
My name is Joel DeJong and on January 1st 2010 I started posting one original painting or drawing a day for an entire year. Mixing my love of Fly Fishing with my need to practice my painting, the posts are centered around the subject of the flies used in the art of Fly Fishing. From the Adams to the Zonker I hope to cover at least 365 of the flies commonly used to catch every type of fish one can catch on a fly.
His posted art for today is a Tenkara Midge. He’s also made a request – he’d like folks to send him some ideas and photos to help fill out the calendar year. So give his site a visit and send along some ideas, maybe your photo will get transformed into art.