8/24/2017

Mad River Summer 2017


 “Mad Storms Coming 
field study, Oil on 6x8 wood panel, by Clint Bova

The summer of 2017 to many fisherman was a very disappointing summer. It was a summer of constant rain and wind with fronts coming in from the west that seemed never ending. Relentless patience and perseverance was really the only tactic to track down the Brown Trout. As for myself I often put down my rod and lifted up a brush instead of fighting it. I was amazed at the light, color, and atmosphere these storms presented. I can only say failure sometimes brings new perspective. I failed often this season only to find consolation and beauty in and out of the Mad. I suppose at some point I just embraced whatever Mother Nature slammed down on me and tried to capture the moment.
         ~Clint Bova

8/01/2017

“Downstream Winds”



“Downstream Winds” 6x8 oil on wood panel by Clint Bova
Field Study, Mad River June 11th 2017

“Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay at eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain”
~Henry David Thoreau
Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain
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