Fisherman’s Blues

Fishermans Blues

Fisherman’s Blues

Away from
everyday concerns,
from civilisation’s
stress filled
existence,
gaze out over
sun caressed waters,
and let the
current erode all
cares.


Today’s picture is a painting (acrylic on canvas, 20″x 20″) which I painted for my brother’s Christmas present. He has always loved fishing and can spend hours on end down by the river. I couldn’t resist sharing it, and the little poem I wrote to accompany it, on here. Unfortunately I took the photographs of the painting rather hurriedly before wrapping it (I finished the painting on Christmas Eve!) and only found they weren’t quite in focus once I opened them in Photoshop today – and the picture is now at my brother’s house! I’ve touched up a few edges (mainly the figure), so hopefully it looks all right. I’m hoping to get a better photograph of when I visit my brother next week.

Merry Christmas.

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17 Comments on “Fisherman’s Blues

  1. I’m proud of you. This puts your art in a different perspective for me. I hope you get a chance to show it or a copy. It has universal appeal. Thanks for sharing.

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    • Thank you. I’m so glad you like it. 🙂 This is a type of art that I’m actually more comfortable with – I’ve got quite a collection of canvases in the attic. I’d love to show and, hopefully, sell them or prints, but I’ve always felt a little uncertain of their worth. I’m entirely self-taught and have been told they’re too ‘photographic’ in nature, though I’m trying to reduce that (the blue tones in this one). The watercolour and ink illustrations I’ve been working on this year are a new endeavour – I’d never used them before at all – and I’m still developing my skills there. 🙂

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      • With your visual art, story telling, and theater arts plans you interest me. I am an “artist in residence” in schools. I do it through local arts and humanities organizations and the Idaho Commission on the Arts. Have you looked into the programs in your area? Your state if you’re in US probably has an arts commission office. Doesn’t pay lots, but it gets me out there and in the network.

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      • I am hoping to take it into schools once its all properly up and running, but that is still a little way off. 🙂 I’m in the UK so I’m not sure what sort of official organisations we have in place – that’s something I still need to look into.

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  2. Wow! This is a beautiful painting. I am sure your brother must have liked it. Hope you had a good Christmas.

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    • Thank you. 🙂 My Christmas was great – though I did have to work for quite a bit of it! I hope your’s was too.

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  3. You did a wonderful job on this. Wonderful colors and composition. You did a good job capturing your work on film as well.—- not always an easy feat. 🙂

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    • Thank you.:) I’m glad you like it. It isn’t quite as clear a photograph as I would have liked but I didn’t realise that until after the painting had gone to my brother’s!

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