This old fly rig was my grandfather's. He was a country boy who grew up fishing on the Lewis and Clark river and a do-it -yourselfer. This reel has had the handle replaced with a piece of pencil with tape wrapped around it. It's so old I don't dare fish with it but it's cool to look at.
I've got a bunch of these old antique salmon plugs. They're about 9 inches long and come in a variety of styles. A big lure for a big fish! Beleive it or not this was difficult to paint. Come on all you fishemen out there(and fishemen's wives) this would look great on your wall! A piece of salmon fishing history.
One of my personal favorites. This little guy has been around a long time. He was standing on my grandparents floor my entire childhood and I've had him since they passed on. Probably just a cheap plaster of Paris thing but he's worth a lot to me. Makes a good subject for painting. Lots of reflective surface and although he's black there is no black paint in this.
Fresh avacados yesterday.One of my daughters likes to eat them with a spoon but only after anointing them with lots of lemon juice and salt and pepper. I gotta admit as good as they taste solo... they are even better her way.
Beautiful weather the last couple of days and low tides. The surf was small so the clams were showing. I wasn't digging so I tried to get some photos of the diggers. They looked suspiciously at me as I walked toward them with my camera and no shovel. I could just hear them muttering to themselves "stupid tourist!"
Clam digging is deffinitely not a spectator sport.
Okay I'm painting again. I had planned to paint a can of tomato soup and a can of tuna together but when I got to the cupboard ...no tuna! But this gave me a chance to use the pan along with the can of soup. Reflections are always good. I like this one.