Apparently if you are an amazingly talented painter like Christina Deubel you can make art out of anything!
A few weeks back Christina contacted me on Twitter and explained that she is doing an entire art show based on flies that were tied by fly fishermen on Twitter. She wondered if I would send her some close up photos of my flies which she would then use to create unique works of fly fishing art.
Nothing against other artists out there…
But most fly fishing paintings are a little bland. Something needed to be done, great art is unique, someone had to shake things up a bit.
In with the “normal” fly pictures I sent Christina, I decided to include some “experimental patterns”. You know, a few selections with flair, something to kick an artist’s creative mind into overdrive.
As if on cue Christina picked the most outrageous “experimental” fly of the group. I call it The Dark Crystal… A fly pattern that was inspired by a Muppet.
While I haven’t officially entered this fly pattern into a certain fly tying contest, I’m pretty sure it would win. Nothing says over the top more than tying flies with Cabela’s grab bag material!
Well, enough about my crazy fly design. Check out this painting!
Pretty cool eh? It’s almost like she painted a little soul into this inanimate object. More life, more motion than I could ever capture with fur and feather. Maybe I see it because it’s a copy of my creation but I really think something special is going on in this painting and I dig it.
To make things even better, Christina’s donating some of the proceeds from her show to The River Ambassador Program. You can read more about that here.
I want to thank Christina for painting one of my creations and allowing me to share her work on the site. PLEASE take the time to view the other stunning paintings she’s done for this show on her site.
Do you like fishing art? Should I have stuck to a more traditional fly pattern? Let us know in the comments below!