Week 43, 2017 Colour sketch challenge

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Silver Darling

It wouldn’t be right living on the East Anglian coast not to include these as they are so deeply embedded into both the local history and indeed my own families past. I love the way the scales sparkle. Herring fishing in East Anglia goes back to the Middle Ages but the heyday was between 1860 and the first word war, sadly by the 1960’s over fishing caused stocks to crash.

week 43

2 Responses

  1. Liz Reeve

    A beautiful painting!
    So apt for the area. Like many Lowestoftians, I’m from a line of herring fisher folk.
    Thanks for sharing.