Drift Spotlight #1: Montana Part 2

I awoke quite groggy with the heat of the morning setting in quickly in my Golite Trig 1 tent. As I unzipped the door, I could smell the fresh, crisp Montana air. I looked around and it seemed like most had moved on with their travels. What time was it? Had to be around 9…

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…

Drift Spotlight #1: Montana Part 1

I have been lucky enough to visit big sky country for over 10 years. The first was a very emotional time for my friend Chad’s memorial service in Red Lodge – and the adventure began when the plane touched down in Billings. I rented a Subaru Forester and started the drive towards Red Lodge, which…

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…

The Original Drifter

Today is my Dad’s birthday. Yes, the original Drifter – who, fortunate for me, introduced me to this wonderful past time of fly fishing a long time ago. Around 36 years ago, give or take a few years. And I’ve been able to share many days on the stream with him, as well as time…

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…

Rise & Shine

Morning. It’s Wednesday morning and I’ve been up since around 6:30 am, and unfortunately, it isn’t because I’m gearing up for a day on the water…today. It’s winter in PA and currently 6 degrees outside. A bit of snow came down to coat the roads, but nothing too significant. It sure is nice and calm…