Renowned Minnesota artist Noel Dunn has been painting his passions for over 31 years. Working in watercolor and oil he has built his stellar reputation painting cowboys, fishing and hunting scenes, dogs, aviation scenes and more.
Dunn is an avid hunter, angler and ranch hand that has traveled throughout the United States and Canada in pursuit of research material. “Over the Rag Spread — Snow Geese” was inspired after several trips to Texas in the early 1980s to hunt with art publisher Bubba Wood, former owner of Collector’s Covey in Dallas. These hunts helped to cultivate a life-long friendship between the two men, and Dunn being the first artist one-man-show produced by Collector’s Covey.
The painting captures a now nostalgic time when white cotton rags or diapers were used to create the spread over cut rice fields. These rags were effective in drawing geese in for passing shots or “in-your-face” shooting opportunities, but would many times leave the field weight much more than when place. Cotton absorbed water found in the rice fields and increased the weight of these “decoys.”
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