Friday, 23 April 2010

Daily Repairs


I often see this fisherman mending his nets.  He's always wearing a little hat and his face is craggy from the sun.  This time his friend spotted me taking photographs and called to him, I don't know whether he was pleased or not as I didn't wait to find out.  But I do know now that his name's Mimmo!
The best time to catch the fishermen is at lunchtime, when they start to prepare their nets for the evening.  This sketch is in mixed media but there are larger similar coloured pencil pieces on my website here.

16 comments:

nanke's stuff said...

Mimmo would be pleased with this, I promise! It's a wonderful little painting. nancy

frayedattheedge said...

This is another lovely picture - I'm sure I can smell the sea!!

Alex said...

beautifully captured! I like how you showed that he's working hard and concentrating, not looking at the camera means it gives the audience the opportunity and freedom imagine. =) Love it!

debra morris said...

Great sketch Cathy and lovely web site, I enjoyed seeing your work on there

Sketch Gurl said...

Love the scene and the subtle colors.

Sandra said...

I clicked "here" and what a joy. ALL your pieces are super terrific! Such a nice variety. You are sooo talented.

curiouscrow said...

It's lovely, I like the sense of industry and purpose - you should show it to him!

Janene said...

The lines on the boat are lovely--you have captured the shape well. This is a charming sketch.

raena said...

He'd love it, for sure! You should make a little print and give it to him! ;D

Ramona Davidson said...

Beautiful capture of a wonderful moment. Love the way you have handled the colors.

Jim Simms said...

I get caught taking photos of people all the time, and for some reason they seem to freak out a little more if they catch me sketching instead of photographing.

Claire M said...

Very nice picture!

Gillian said...

Great painting, Cathy. He almost looks like he's in position to row the boat. Boats are tricky, aren't they.
I get nervous about taking shots of people but one tip is to use a wide-angle lens (most pocket cameras are wide-angle anyway) and point to something to one side of the person. You still get them in the frame but they remain unaware that they're in the shot!

Revelle said...

Really nice capture!

Dan Kent said...

I love the fact that while the fisherman is catching fish, you are catching the fisherman! Another great sketch - perfectly proportioned, and I like the coloring of the boat.

freebird said...

Great sketch. YOu could always give him a print of the picture. It might be the best piece of art he's ever had. I love the viewpoint. I just went to see your gallery and I think everyone in Sicily would end up getting prints! What a wonderful collection. You do so well on the people too!

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