Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Down to the Sea

Second completed painting in my Aran Islands series.
Oil on Stretched Cotton 18x24
Depicts fishermen hastening to their fleet of currachs to go out to hunt a shoal of basking sharks. A century or so back, these creatures were a vital source for lamp oil from the shark liver. More so the liver oil than the meat, I read in my research.
As before, I am trying to paint in the style of Irish artist, Paul Henry.