Fishing for Catfish (46 x 61 cm)
In this harmonious, Australian bush composition there is realistic, coloured bark on the trees, soft, lavender mountains in the distance and a blue sky that is reflected in the water. The weather is fine. It’s the perfect day to catch some catfish, and the pose of one of the ‘fishers’ suggests one has been caught.
A variety of greens, vivid yellow-greens and a touch of complimentary red adds vigour to the painting. The placement of a person fishing further downstream adds to the comradeship and anticipatory, yet tranquil mood one can feel when viewing the painting.
Acrylic on Masonite, date unknown. (Cleaned and framed.)