Winter Chrome

Steelhead, and in particular, Winter steelhead, are one of the coolest fish that swims.  It’s true..google it.  Consequently, I find them to be a preferred subject matter.  It may be the shape, the lines, the colors, or just the mojo that these fish drum up.  In any case, I’ve started a new body called Winter Chrome exploring these fish and their various stages, sexes, coloration, and geographic differentiations.

Winter Chrome: Study | 2012 | 8" x 4" | Pencil on paper
Winter Chrome: Study | 2012 | 8″ x 4″ | Pencil on paper

Starting with some smaller works, I plan on producing some larger drawings and paintings, and finally creating a mural much like Into The Maw at a local brewery here in the Twin Cities (more news on that later).  When the temps drop, and Winter sets into my neck of the woods, it’s always good to have something to keep your mind and hands occupied until things start to thaw.

This body of work will undoubtedly make me a healthier human.

Winter Chrome: Chromer | 2012 | 12" x 6" | Pen and ink on paper
Winter Chrome: Chromer | 2012 | 12″ x 6″ | Pen and ink on paper
Winter Chrome: Old Buck | 2012 | 12" x 6" | Watercolor, ink and pen on paper
Winter Chrome: Old Buck | 2012 | 12″ x 6″ | Watercolor, ink and pen on paper

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  1. Outstanding Jake. Can’t wait to see all the work. I’ve never fished for steel, but its on that “bucket” list of mine. May need one of your pieces for my man cave, your rising rainbow sticker already adorns my keggerator. Keep it up.

  2. these are fantastic. I am always amazed at the variations you can find in just one body of water. and that they are probably the baddest freshwater fish you can catch

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