In September dove hunters provide the first shots fired to welcome the beginning of another hunting season. Many times good dove shoots take place around available water and when conditions become dry that means the iconic windmill is the place to be.
The late Texas wildlife and sporting artist Wade Butler captures one of those shoots around a spinning, squeaking, windmill and dove attracting water trough that is probably slightly overflowing. His “Afternoon Delight” is an apt title because as the sun begins to set, dove are zipping by in front, behind and just out of range of shooters and in range. It is an exciting and satisfying time to be afield with friends and family.
Butler has provided several pieces of cover art for TOJ over the years. This latest contribution provided by his family reinforces the fact that the talent behind the brush continues to live on, even though the artist may have left us. In fact his family continues to help preserve his legacy by making available Wade’s work in a variety of formats through the family’s art studio.
For more information on “Afternoon Delight” and other fine works of art by Wade Butler, visit www.wadebutlerstudios.com or call (512) 618-1599.