The American Folk Art of Will Kirkpatrick, Jr. Ingrid Sils It was a bright, sunny September morning; the water level in the river was perfect; salmon were rolling throughout the pool -- there were even a few rolls in the vicinity of the bend, some 75 yards downstream. One sport's fly rod and vest had already been placed in the canoe and the guide stood by, waiting for the second man. Kirkpatrick, however, had other plans: today the river would be replaced by a canvas, his vest by a pallet, and his fly rod by a fine-tipped artist's brush. His fishing the waters of Burnt Hill on the upper Miramichi River in New Brunswick, Canada, would have to wait until he finished his painting.


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