Early Morning Fishing
This painting was chosen to add to my blog today because of what it depicts. I have often watched people on the seashore in the early hours of the morning casting their lines and then patiently waiting. I have watched anglers on the canal banks when I have been out running sitting in the same spot for hours patiently casting their lines into the water and waiting. I have friend who do this and they tell me there is nothing more relaxing.
I have never ever been able to grasp this, and yet it seems to be true. Once or twice I have tried but all the time my head is full of what else I could be doing. So when I see people on the beach as I run past in the early morning I look at them with mixed emotions.
This painting was done in pastel. I did it and another seascape and framed them in identical mounts and frames. I thought they made a nice pair of seascapes. They were bought by two magistrates who both liked them. They had agreed that they both liked the two of them so they were not concerned which of the two they got. They spoke to me and asked me if I could just wrap them in bubble wrap and give them one each. I am not sure who got which but on the pair now hangs in a home in Aberdeen the other down south of Scotland in Hawick. Pair of paintings hanging miles apart but in my mind still a pair.
Yesterday Katherine asked if it is hard to sell art. As I sit and remember this pair I realise that even though I no longer see them for real I still see them hanging as a pair as fresh as the day I framed them. I still remember painting them. So are they really gone?
This blog is limked to my other blog where this artwork in used:- The Slow Drive