Catch and Release

"Many go fishing all their lives without knowing it is not fish they are after."

-Henry David Thoreau

I often find myself sitting in a small camp chair beside a mountain trout stream, painting. ​

People that are fly fishing come by and give me a funny look, or sometimes a nod.​

I know that we are there seeking the same thing, the same experience: to be in flow, in nature.

For the fishers, catching is the only reward. They catch and release. For me, painting is the same.

I am there to paint. A painting is the result, but I can't or at least don't  put it back in the stream.

I have found that people want these pictures, but that I make them more often than I have the opportunity to give them to others.

Most of my watercolors are good paintings, but folks have a hard time thinking of them as worth having unless they pay for them. They don't feel right unless they compensate me. With this website, I aim to make choosing, getting and paying as easy as possible.  Especially for me.

 I want people to think of these paintings as a premium.  The same kind of premium that P,B.S. offers their viewers for a contribution.

I want to make it easy to have one of the paintings I have collected over the last 40 years.  There are more than 400 of them.

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