Watching the fishmonger

There’s something that happens when you hang around a vacation place for long enough. You start to differentiate the locals from the tourists. From my kitchen door I can see the back deck of the fish shop where I buy the fresh catch for my dinner. This morning I was looking around for something to sketch and I realized that there was a lot of conversation, noise and action on that deck. It wasn’t the daily onslaught of tourists eating their lobster rolls. It was the day’s delivery of fish and my favourite moment was when the fishmonger, in his bright yellow apron, leaned over the railing to catch his breath before the next delivery.

Rockport_LobsterPool


7 Comments on “Watching the fishmonger”

  1. Ross says:

    Well, that’s disappointing… I mean the photography not the painting. That’s a great little painting (well, I think it is, anyway)… I like the sparse detail in the background and those crates in the foreground. But, the fishmonger in the yellow apron… it is lucky that you described him, otherwise I would have never known from the blurry photo.

    • Glad you like it. I was using the colours for my Barcelona workshop in this. I know the photo quality is poor because I took this in the evening. Lots of scanning to do upon my return…

  2. Ross says:

    That is so much better… but there is still lots of scanning to do. : )


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