Bringing Home the Catch, Crail
Signed and titled, open edition print in two sizes :-
Standard size - image 38 x 26cm on A3+ paper (48 x 33cm)
Large size - image 53 x 37cm on A2 paper (59 x 42cm)
Mounted prints are presented in an off-white mount with card backing in a cellophane sleeve size 40 x 50cm.
Un-mounted prints are packaged in sturdy tubes.
Highest quality Giclee print.
I have a fascination with the relationship between the fishermen and the seagulls. This is another painting which explores that. This time more seagulls have gathered and one of the fishermen is actually handing out a whole fish. The fisherman at the back of the boat has a big basin full of fish bits which he is about to tip over the edge. Lucky seagulls! A couple of fishermen sitting in boats by the harbour wall watch and enjoy the spectacle.
Set in Crail again, I have shown more of the quaint harbour buildings and creels this time. I like to try to match the colours of the boats to the colours of the buildings. I love the idea that in times gone by the fishermen would have lived in the houses alongside the harbour and they would have used the left over paint from their boats to smarten up the front of their houses. Another thing that fascinates me about fishermen is all the superstitions that they have such as – ‘toss the first fish back or kiss it’, ‘if you meet a minister or even someone in a long black coat before sailing, turn back home’ and ‘don’t step on board with your left foot’. In their job they are often at the mercy of the weather so they need all the luck they can get.