Fall is in the Air

I am really excited for fall fishing this year. For the first time in 3 years, I’ll be able to hit the water on the weekends. Especially since I’ve resigned as an LL Bean Fly Casting instructor. It just wasn’t in the cards to continue to fill up my Saturdays during this fantastic time of…

Water in the Works

So I started fine tuning the bones for a commissioned watercolor painting I have in the works. It is scheduled to be delivered at the end of May so I’ve got to dedicate some time to it. I have a reference photo that was provided by the client, however I need to make some adjustments….

Got the Box

Last week I received my first subscription box from Geppert Brothers Fly Fishing Foundation. Featured in this box were two of my sticker designs and even a nice little card highlighting who I am. Very cool of them to include this and maybe it will drum up some business for me in the future. Below…

Squatcha Lookin’ At?

I started a new sticker design of a Sasquatch holding a big brown trout. I think it might look good as a sticker or even a t-shirt. I normally would ink first, scan or snap a pic, and then work on digitally to fine tune it. But I’m trying to just go with digital and…

PA Fly Fishing Pride

Now you too can sport some Pennsylvania pride by wearing some Drifter swag. I recently added a new design to my Threadless.com storefront. If you get a chance, take a look and support an artist by purchasing something you can be proud wearing around the campfire. Lots of options and price points available. Enjoy! ~Drifter07

Geppert Brothers Fly Fishing Foundation

Just got approvals on some sticker designs for the fine folks over at Geppert Brothers Fly Fishing Foundation. Four versions will accompany subscription boxes in the upcoming months. Be sure to check out their website to learn about this worthy cause. I’m hoping I can continue to add some swag to the subscription boxes. And…

Live Rough

Established in 2002, Live Rough Clothing was formed by three U.S. “Wilderness Management Enthusiasts”: Nick, Matt and Chad. Five years later in 2007, Chad was diagnosed with cancer. Even being seriously ill did not stop his spirit from their living rough motto, and he was able to mentally and spiritually beat his cancer numerous times…

Brook Trout

I started this painting a while ago and have yet to return to it. Frustration set in after I removed the masking fluid and the lateral line looked off to me. I may just start over and try a version that is much looser. I have this concept in mind to do something in the…

Wyeth You Ask?

Ha. Get it? Well thought I’d share what I’m perusing at the moment. Wyeth at Kuerners. Kinda fitting cover visual for today’s forecast. Andrew Wyeth – an artistic legend in my book. I’m fascinated by his brushwork and craftsmanship. If you get a chance definitely take a look at his work. I know I’m enjoying…

Watercolor Wednesday

Something I want to do is to post at least one piece of art every week. Could be anything really. Maybe something that inspires me. Or something I plan to paint. Pretty open-ended I know, but that’s the beauty of ownership. Here is something I did (probably on a Wednesday) that really made me feel…

From the Bench

So I’ve been pretty amped since some of the Drifters decided to book another weekend trip in the woods. That means even more motivation to put some more time in on the fly tying bench. And since it’s winter, and I’m currently looking for freelance work, it’s easy to do. As I sort flies and…