Original 18"x24" Acrylic on Panel Painting - SOLD
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About this Piece:
For Teshia, living in scenic Missoula, MT has always evoked a special admiration for fly fishing, a cherished & artistic sport in Montana. You may recall Missoula, MT from the famous Brad Pitt movie, "A River Runs Through It", garnering the love & attention of fly fishing aficionados worldwide. Teshia painted this special, vibrant & colorful, rising Cutthroat, & his tasty "Bunyan Bug" fly dinner, in honor of the famous movie & book, "A River Runs Through It" by Norman Maclean, and the "Big Blackfoot River" that meanders gracefully nearby her own Western Montana backyard paradise.
Haunted Waters is a tribute to a very special story. One that is as timeless as the waters that haunt it....
"Like many fly fishermen in western Montana where the summer days are almost Arctic in length, I often do not start fishing until the cool of the evening. Then in the Arctic half-light of the canyon, all existence fades to a being with my soul and memories and the sounds of the Big Blackfoot River and a four-count rhythm and the hope that a fish will rise. Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world's great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of those rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs. I am haunted by waters." ~Norman Maclean, A River Runs Through It
And her favorite.... ;)
"The world is full of bastards, the number increasing rapidly the further one gets from Missoula, Montana." ~Norman Maclean