"I just love this fish! The colors are wonderful." D.L.
Moby Trout, the one that ALWAYS gets away…this rainbow beauty was suggested by a charming gentleman I met at an art show. He loves to fish! Rainbow Trout, a fisherman's grand prize!
People travel from all across the U.S. to fish here in the Catskills. What fly to use is a SCIENCE! I have seen brown trout in the brook behind my house; schools of five or six when the sun shines on the water. When I was a kid we played in the brook catching buckets of minnows, throwing them back and catching again. Brooks were teaming with life back then. Unfortunately, not nearly as much today…I want my minnows!
I am particularly fond of the BUG in this image! Wings are Red Oxalis; body is Coleus; legs & antenna is Cleome/Spider Flower dried stems.
As I looked at photos for reference, I found I particularly loved this curved graceful view. Rainbow Trout have more of a rainbow looking stripe, not distinctive hard edges as seen here. I decided to use artistic license as softening the edges was difficult and messy. The Trout is made of green Hickory (I think, need help identifying), orange and yellow is Maple, gray Coltsfoot. Brown rocks are aged Hosta.
As leaves are biodegradable and will fade and deteriorate quickly, original Art is scanned immediately after creation, preserving their beauty long after originals are gone. Enjoy!