Bugs in the Paint
Fly fishing artist and guide Bob White spends a lot of time fishing and painting. But he’s also committed to good causes, which is why he and television host Bill Sherck donated a guided fishing trip and personalized oil painting for the fundraiser Hooked on a Cure, which raises money for the internationally known St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Tennessee. The trip raised several thousand dollars for the Hospital. As for the bugs that got stuck in his oils as he captured the three friends who bought the trip, White just painted over them. “It was a steamy morning; a handful of shore anglers gave us curious glances as we drifted lazily down the river. While Sherck rowed another boat and Williams and Warriner began catching bass, throwing fly line and top-water flies to the shore, White dabbed paint to the board and concentrated on capturing the lush green forest and translucent clouds that foretold the afternoon’s vicious thunderstorms. ” Chris Niskanen on TwinCities.com.
If you are not familiar with White’s art, be sure to check out the samples on his Web site. White is also one of MidCurrent‘s featured fly fishing artists.