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"<a href="https://www.artistsforconservation.org/virtual-exhibit/24310/artist/18384/artwork/chinook-rise-25388">Chinook on the Rise </a>" by Josh Hansen | Canada

Chinook on the Rise

Wallhanging by Josh Hansen
16.00" H x 20.00" W
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Chinook salmon, river, underwater, fly fishing
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Artist will donate 20% to Wildlife Habitat Canada and 25% to AFC from sale of this work.
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Price: $1,095 USD
A bright Chinook salmon, fresh from the Pacific, rises quickly to the fly as he instinctively feeds in fresh water. During the summer I would wade into my local rivers and snap underwater photos. I wanted to paint a river scene to encourage the feeling of depth within the painting using river rocks. I made up the fish from my imagination, but I decided to add a fly to give reason to the sudden explosive movements of the fish. A lot of modern salmon flies are very brightly coloured. I wanted to add a more subtle fly as to not distract the eye from the fish. So, I decided to use a Royal Coachman, a classic fly. I also placed the fly just out of reach of the fish to create tension.



Chinook on the Rise  | Wallhanging by Joshua Hansen | Artists for Conservation 2023

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