September Hopper Wind by Dave Whitlock
“For fly fishers, one of the best dry-fly fishing experiences occurs each September on afternoons when early autumn winds blow across trout streams. These winds dislodge fat, mature grasshoppers that concentrate on the lush streamside meadow grasses and deliver them to big, wild, hopper-eating, mature trout. Probably most delighted by this scenario are prime, brown trout that are, at this time of year, fully clad in their most vibrant pallet of pre-spawn fall colors.
I was moved to not only paint this eagerly awaited time for trout and fly fisher but to also include the entire episode of land, water, plants, flowers, aquatic and terrestrial invertebrates and the reaction of wind and current action on such a bank-side drama. So be sure to look past the wild, male brown trout and into the niches and crannies to discover the many less obvious life forms co-existing at the junction of shoreline and stream.”
Signed, numbered and enhanced, limited-edition Giclee print
Three sizes: 13 x 19 inches (Edition of 250), 17 x 22 inches (Edition of 200) and 20 x 30 inches (Edition of 100)
Dave can sign your art to you personally, if you’d like. Just add your information in the ‘order notes‘ box at check-out.
Dave hand-enhances all his limited-edition prints with art pencils, inks and/or paints to enrich the colors and overall effect, adding value and individuality to the each print.
A limited-edition is a print that is only available in a limited number. The edition size tells you how many prints are produced and each is hand-signed by the artist and numbered. A number, such as 1/200, means that this is the first print signed and that there are only 200 prints that will ever be created of this work with these particular dimensions.