Korean Fishermen @ Newcastle

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#0077  These old Korean guys looked like they’d been coming back to the same spot to fish every day, as they settled in to wait for the catch on an early foggy morning on the Hunter River.
21 Apr 2016


Waiting for the Fishing Trawler @ Newcastle

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#0076  I think this is the contraption that gets attached to fishing trawlers to suck out the fish. I had settled down to draw it (at the Commercial Fishermens Coop) and got booted out of my seat before I had time to sketch the fishing trawler behind it!
21 Apr 2016

Fishing on Hunter River @ Newcastle

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#0072  A few of the hundred or so people fishing off the boardwalk overlooking the Hunter River in the evening, catching mainly hairtail, a silvery eel-like fish just a bit longer than my arm.
20 Apr 2016

PS.  All was going fine and well until I realised that the pram-trolley thing was half its actual height after the fact because of a slight lack of preparation and attention to detail!

PS(2).  Decided nothing to lose painting it after rookie error #1 above, with less formality to keeping within the lines … turned out better than expected and I’m pleased with the result!

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