A Generous Fisherman, Crail
Limited edition print of 750. Signed, numbered and titled.
Standard size - 38cm x 26cm on A3+ paper (48cm x 33cm)
Mounted prints are presented in an off-white mount with card backing in a cellophane sleeve size 50 x 40cm.
Un-mounted prints are rolled up in a sturdy postal tube.
Highest quality Giclee print.
I think it is widely accepted that Crail has one of the prettiest harbours in the East Neuk. It just seems to have the perfect balance of brown stone, red tiled roofs, grey slate and white harled walls. The harbour walls bend round in a lovely square shape and it is usually decorated with a few fishing creels. There is always a handful of colourful boats bobbing about too. It’s picture perfect. In fact if you asked a child to draw a harbour I’m sure it would look just like Crail Harbour. The generous fisherman in this painting has gathered all the scraps of fish which are not good enough to sell and put them in a big red bucket. He is then throwing them into the water for the patient seagulls. I have noticed that seagulls are used to this routine and are clever enough to follow a fishing boat into a harbour. They then wait around for the reward.
A painting technique that I occasionally use is to build up texture with a palette knife. I have used this technique for the harbour wall in this painting. I think it adds depth and creates a divide between the water and the land.