Somewhere in the deep grass a pheasant, woodcock, grouse or quail is hiding under cover. The Upland Hunting 2017 calendar pictures the moment an able dog flushes a pheasant or points quail. The paintings in this calendar by sporting artists Bob Bertram, Bob White, and Ross Young picture the action and tell the story.
Published by Tide-mark, the 2017 Upland Hunting wall calendar, opens to 13.25 x 20 inches.
Paintings featured in the 2017 calendar include:
January: Closing Day, Painting by Bob White, Oil on board, 26 by 20 inches
February: Spring Woodcock, Painting by Bob White, Oil on board, 21 by 17.5 inches
March: Shotgun Joe, Painting by Bob Bertram, Oil on canvas, 10.5 by 15 inches
April: Early Birds, Painting by Bob White, Oil on stretched canvas, 36 by 28 inches
May: Low Desert Point, Painting by Bob Bertram, Oil on canvas, 18 by 24 inches
June: Chukar Canyon, Painting by Ross Young, Oil on board, 24 by 32 inches
July: The Road Home, Painting by Bob White, Oil on board, 14 by 11.75 inches
August: Doubled Down, Painting by Ross Young, Oil on canvas, 24 by 36 inches
September: The Covey is On The Run, Painting by Bob Bertram, Oil on canvas, 18x24 inches
October: Double Trouble, Painting by Ross Young, Oil on canvas, 26 by 36 inches
November: Gotcha, Painting by Ross Young, Oil on board, 22 by 28 inches
December: The Last One, Painting by Bob Bertram, Oil on canvas, 18 by 24 inches
About Artist Bob Bertram
Bob Bertram is one of the premier upland artists working today. Best known for his portraits of sporting dogs and upland birds, Bertram creates oils in his Woodhaven Studio located in scenic Lake Sherwood, Missouri. He is represented by several galleries across the country, and his work is sought after by collectors of sporting art.
See more of Bob’s work at his website: www.bertramgallery.com.
About Artist Ross B. Young
The art of ross B. young has been described as painterly and forthright, a true expression of the places and sports he knows so well. A lifelong hunter and fisherman, Young knows the adrenaline rush of a covey rise, the smell of dawn as ducks cup into the decoys and the thrill of a trout rising to a well-placed fly.
Ross received his Bachelor of Fine art (’78) and Master of art (’80) degrees in painting from the University of Tulsa. Ross has the honor of painting the most distinguished sporting dogs in the world. Ross is annually commissioned to paint Nestlé Purina Company’s outstanding Field Trial dog award portraits. He is also the official artist for the national Pointing Dog Championship, Continental Championship, American Field Quail and Pheasant Futurities, N.S.T.R.A. Trial of Champions, National Open Shooting dog Championship, National Vizsla Championship, U.S. Shooting Dog Invitational Championship and the NGSP Invitational Championship.
Ross’ studio is located in the Bear River Mountains near Preston, ID. You can view his paintings at: www.rossyoung.com
About Artist Bob White
A Minnesota artist and author whose work expresses a misspent youth, Bob White devoted his time to reading the outdoor books and sporting magazines of the day, instead of doing his homework. Consequently, he has wandered between Alaska and Patagonia for more than two decades as an itinerant fishing guide, searching for gainful employment. he now paints and writes for a living; which is to say he is still searching.
Bob has been influenced by such masters as Homer, Sargent, and Fournier, and by more contemporary artists, like Pleissner, Jacques, and Sloane. Bob works in watercolors, oils, pencil, and ink, grasping the essence of a scene in a brief sketch. His ability to capture a fleeting moment through the eyes of a sportsman has earned him international recognition. His work hangs in the private and corporate collections of sportsmen on six continents.
Bob has guided in southwest Alaska and has nearly two decades of experience there as a fishing and wing shooting guide. He also guided sportsmen in Argentina for a decade, and continues to host fly fishing and wing shooting trips to Patagonia, Alaska, Kamchatka, and other destinations. The photographs he takes of his guests in the field frequently appear in national publications and are often used as reference material for filed and stream portraits.
Bob was inducted into the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame as a Legendary artist in 2009. He was Fly Rod + Reel magazine’s Guide of the Year in 1988. As the 1994 Photographer of the Year for the Alaska State Parks Foundation, Bob produced and donated the artwork for the first Alaska State Parks Foundation print. His work has been presented twice in Fly Rod + Reel magazine’s gallery.
Bob has been featured as a guide and artist on ESPN’s “Fly Fishing the World” and “Fly Fishing America,” as well as on Ron Schara’s “Minnesota Bound.” He currently illustrates the closing columns for Fly Rod + Reel, Ducks Unlimited magazine, Gun Dog magazine, and Hatches magazine. He is a columnist for Fly Rod + Reel and regularly contributes to many other sporting publications.
To find out more about Bob White and his artwork, visit his website at: www.bobwhitestudio.com.