Month: November 2014
Protect the BWCA
I taken a few trips to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA) in Northern Minnesota, and I would go yearly if I could. It is an amazing place. Patagonia has a neat blog post about a couple conservationists who paddled their way to Washington DC from the BWCA to raise awareness about a potential mining operation that could threaten some of the ecosystem in the National Wilderness Area.
Take a peak at the video. If it is something that moves you, read the blog and consider signing the petition to protect the BWCA at this link HERE.
Painting Through Prosek: Speckled Trout
Well, after a quick trip to fish harkers island, I thought it was time to look to Prosek’s book Ocean Fishes for inspiration and tried my hand at the Speckled Trout, also known as weakfish or Sea Trout. This fish can look basically black and white at first glance, but with a closer look the iridescent blues, greens, and purples as well as the rose and buttercup yellows start to shine through.
Teaming up with Dogwood Black to put a Painting on your Back
Not too long ago, Mike from Dogwood Black approached me to see if we could find a way to get some of my paintings on his Dogwood Black shirts. His team has done an awesome job coming up with the first line of shirts. Mike is a great guy and I’m proud to be a part of this project. What is even cooler is a good portion of the proceeds will be donated to Trout Unlimited or another similar organization. I love a company that gives back.
When I started these paintings, I didn’t anticipate this outcome, but I am extremely happy Mike contacted me. I can’t wait to see how this will grow and look forward to painting more for Dogwood Black.
Painting a Brook Trout
Well, thanks for walking through that with me. Have a Happy Halloween!