RETRO!! For long time TOJ subscribers you will notice a similar look to this month’s cover from days gone by. The full image of a piece of wildlife or sporting art was the way we looked for years as opposed to the cropped detail from a piece of art we have used in recent years.
The reason for this “old school” look is to so we can present the newly approved and released 2014 Texas Saltwater Stamp by popular Texas artist Calvin Carter. Quite simply there was no way this great image of speckled trout going after shrimp could be enlarged, and cropped without “destroying” the painting.
When told of the retro look Carter was excited and said, “That is the look of Texas Outdoors Journal I grew up with. I am pleased to once again be on the cover of this great magazine, and appreciate their sensitivity to the integrity of my artwork.”
Warmer weather means speckled trout will be chasing shrimp and other bait. Look for bird activity to point the way to some great catches this month.
For more information on the 2014 Texas Saltwater Stamp Print and other works of art by Calvin Carter visit Collectors Covey at www.collectorscovey.com, or call (800) 521-2403, or contact your local wildlife and sporting art dealer.