This note card image is from an original acrylic painting. Several years ago while driving the back roads east of Missoula with fly rod and camera, Monte was struck by the changing colors and light of an early autumn evening on the Blackfoot River. Recent fires had added a red haze to the air as he watched a fisherman work the slanting shadows along the riverbank casting to rising trout. The title "Haunted by Waters" comes from the last sentence in Norman McClean's book, A River Runs Through It, which was made into a film directed by Robert Redford. This is the last paragraph in the book. it is one of Monte's favorite quotes of literature. Monte made the painting working from a color study and photographs later that winter and it seemed to warm his studio with it’s radiant light and autumn recollections. A good friend purchased the painting and took it away to India where she and her husband make their home. After many people requested that he make a print of the painting.
This image was also available as a limited edition archival digital print and is now archived.