- Signed hardcover book, 280 pages
- Limited edition of 300 includes original pencil drawing on title page – currently unavailable
- 246 annotated images
- Instructional sidebars
- Selected essays with illustrations
- Stackpole Books, Fall 2020
- 12 x 10 inches
The collection of images included in this book represents some of my best work over the past four decades. The book includes 246 images rendered in oil, watercolor, pencil and ink. Subjects include scenes of fresh and saltwater fly fishing, upland and waterfowl hunting, game fish, game birds, sporting dogs, both in the field and in portrait, and landscapes of sporting environs from Alaska to Patagonia and points between. The compilation also includes traditional sporting still life paintings and renderings.
All of the images in the book are annotated with descriptions explaining the story behind the work; the inspiration, history, and location. Scattered throughout the volume, like shaded benches in a sculpture garden, are numerous sidebars which explain and describe the painting process.
In addition to the artwork and instructional sidebars, there are ten of my favorite illustrated essays. Most of the essays have been published in various sporting journals and outdoor publications.
Introductions by John Gierach and Don Thomas lead into fishing and wingshooting sections, respectively. The foreword is written by Tom Rosenbauer.
“Few artists capture the sporting life with the bold bright strokes, the flair, and the accuracy Bob White brings to his paintings.From the richness and fleeting pleasures of days afield and astream, he freezes for us many memorable moments.” ~ Nick Lyons
“Mark Twain said, “Write what you know.” Bob White has taken that advice and applied it to the canvas. Fortunately for us, Bob knows wilderness—the rivers, landscapes, wildlife, and the light that falls across it—and the hunters and anglers who find inspiration in it. Each rendering is an honest and artistic take on the places sportsmen most want to be.” ~ Russ Lumpkin, Editor, Gray’s Sporting Journal
“It’s rare that a skilled artist is also an accomplished writer. Yet Bob is one of those rare individuals who’s been blessed with both talents, and few have been able to balance and blend them together as successfully as Bob. From bird hunting to bass fishing, Alaska salmon to Minnesota muskie, Bob Whites words and artwork accomplish that highest of achievements; making us feel as though we are there with him, in the woods or on the water, sharing the experience.” ~ Tom Bie, Editor, Drake magazine