Silver Creek Brown presents a dramatically painted brown trout head in full spawning colors, vibrating with delightful colors and sparkles. This particular fish has double halos around the spots, markings of extra interest. The sky glistens blue on the wet surface of the fish, adding its own magic to the painting.
This painting is 40″ wide by 30″ high created with acrylic paint on canvas with painted gallery wrap edges so framing is optional. This distincticve painting has been sold.
Wild Rainbow is a celebration of all the sparkling colors seen on a spectacular rainbow trout. The head of the fish itself is the subject of this exploration of color in all its myriad facets. This painting simply must be viewed in person to fully appreciate its qualities.
Bern studies his fish closely when he catches them, taking note of every spot, speckle, and variation of patterns before he releases them. His paintings reflect this intense absorption in the details of trout.
This painting is 30″ wide by 24″ high created with acrylic paint on canvas and beautifully framed. This distinctive painting sold immediately.
River Warrior shows a rainbow trout preparing to take a Royal Wulff drifting on the water. The sparkling water and underwater rocks in this painting set the scene perfectly as the rainbow hovers in crystal clear water. The illusion is of actually wading in the river trying to catch this great fish. One can almost feel the current against one’s ankles when looking at the painting.
This painting is acrlic on canvas and measures 40″ wide by 30″ high and has been sold.
Purple Haze shows the memories and dreams of fishing past and present. Against a backdrop of snow covered mountains, a gold rectangle floats, bearing a fisherman from the days when one kept the catch. A couple of old traditional wet flies are softly rendered on the right.
The bottom of the painting implies an underwater scene and a colorful brown trout floats in space. The geometric forms and their shadows create layers of space in the painting, powerfully accented by the dramatic full color Royal Wulff in the center.
This jewel of a painting is 30″ wide by 24″ high and has been sold. However, giclee prints can be ordered.
Rising Brookie is exactly what the name implies. This magnificent fish with its bright colors rises to take a Royal Wulff fly, which will delight the angler. Fly fishing is marked by the delight of catching fish of sparkling color and this painting evokes those memories.
This painting is acrylic on canvas and measures 24″ wide by 18″ high and was sold immediately upon completion. For gifts or to enjoy in your own home, giclee prints of this painting are now available.
River King shows a huge rainbow trout head on a gold background. The fish looks wet indeed with the surface painted with a blue reflection on top of the fish. The colors of the rainbow trout include many delicate iridescent tones, which make a beautifully inviting painting.
This painting is acrylic on canvas and measures 56″ wide by 44″ high with a painted gallery wrap edge. The original painting has been sold. For gifts or to enjoy in your own home, giclee prints of this painting are now available.
Varney Bridge Brown shows a splendid brown trout taking the stonefly nymph. He has not seen the prince nymph tied below the stonefly on the line.
The bridge abutments at Varney Bridge on the Madison River in Montana are known for producing excitingly large fish. Bern has caught his share of them, which is why he can render this painting in acrylic so well.
This painting measures 40″ wide by 30″ high and has been sold. Fortunately for gifts or to enjoy in your own home, giclee prints of this painting are still available.
West Water is an underwater scene showing a rainbow and two brown trout competitively eyeing an alluring spruce fly cast by the hopeful angler. An old snag sits quietly in the background, peacefully ignoring the drama about to unfold.
Acrylic on canvas, this painting measure 30″ wide by 24″ high and sold before it was completed. Fortunately giclee prints of this painting are also available for gifts or to enjoy in your own home.
Leaping rainbows are the fisherman’s dream, surrounded by the snow capped mountains and the beautiful blue sky of an early summer day on the river. In this painting you can almost smell the willows in the air. The underwater portion completes the whole fly fishing environment, with a secret view of fish under the surface.
This dramatic large painting is 40″ wide by 64″ high, a special commission created to hang over a fireplace in a living room overlooking the Madison River in Montana.
For gifts or to enjoy in your own home, giclee prints of this painting are also available.
Madison Warrior has the power and strength of a great predator brown trout, a male with the characteristic hooked jaw. Bern has a great love for the brown trout, especially in the fall when they become more colorful with spawning.
While this painting shows the formidable qualities of a big brown trout, the paint handling is an exultant celebration of the richness of color and detail brought to life on a grand scale. This painting is acrylic on canvas and measures 54″ wide by 34″ high with a painted gallery wrap edge so it can be hung without framing.
The original painting has been sold. For gifts or to enjoy in your own home, giclee prints of this painting are also available.