Winter Chrome

Steelhead, and in particular, Winter steelhead, are one of the coolest fish that swims.  It’s 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

  One thought on “Winter Chrome

  1. November 30, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    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. GKHodge
    November 30, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    I’m not a steel header, but the drawings look really nice – that fish must be a wild trip in small water!

  3. Dan
    December 4, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    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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