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.