Fly Fishing Painting – Part 1 – Come along for the journey!

"Let's Go Fishing" 20"x30" - $4500

“Let’s Go Fishing” by Anthony J. Padgett

I am about to embark on a new painting where I really want to capture the essence of fly fishing.  Since I have yet to begin putting paint to canvas, I thought it would be fun to invite all of you along for the ride while I develop it from start to finish.

To get you into the fishing spirit, I’ve included my painting from January of this year titled “Let’s Go Fishing.”  For those viewing on a computer, you can zoom in and see details.  See if you can spot the stringer of fish in the water indicating a successful catch.

“Some go to church and think about fishing, others go fishing and think about God.”

Tony Blake

As most of you know by now, a good painting begins with good research and I was fortunate enough to do a little research in what could arguably be the dream fly fishing destination – Montana.  There the streams are clean, the fish are plenty, and the landscape beautiful.  I’ve included a few initial pictures for your enjoyment.[slideshow_deploy id=’528′]

Now, since I had to do research of my own, I thought it only fitting to assign a little homework for all of you.  So here it is….

Go fishing
Watch a movie that has fishing as one of the themes

As a suggestion, a friend recently recommended to me “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen”.  Check out the trailer below to see if it might interest you.  If you have other favorite fishing movies, feel free to share.


Gone Fishing - Lake Trout- 11.5x17

That’s all for now.

I hope you continue to tune in as I continue to develop this story.


2 Comments on “Fly Fishing Painting – Part 1 – Come along for the journey!

  1. “A river runs through it” Not exactly about fishing but a fishing basis

    • Agreed. Arguably the most popular movie featuring fly fishing.