studio, oil, 14" x 11", 'Kilpatrick Pond'
Everyone has heard of Ernest Hemingway, right? But did you know he loved a place called Silver Creek? Because of Hemingway and his family this area has been protected and is one of the most successful private stream conservation projects ever undertaken.
Silver Creek Preserve in Central Idaho, SE of Ketchum, is renowned throughout the world as a fly-fishing paradise. It includes 883 acres and 3 miles of streams which are home to one of the largest populations of brown and rainbow trout of any wild trout stream in the country.
My painting is on the Kilpatrick Pond area of the Silver Creek Preserve. The Hemingway memorial is located along the edge of the pond. The memorial is designed to be a quiet place of reflection, with a stone seating area overlooking the preserve.