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Monday, January 04, 2010

Benson the 64lb carp, RIP 2009


Reading the festive 'looking-back-at-the-year' Angler’s Mail over the Christmas break, I read about and was inspired to sketch Benson, a 64lb common carp, who shuffled off his watery mortal coil to much media attention during 2009. Massive carp aren’t really my bag when it comes to fishing, though I do enjoy catching carp with a fly rod in the summer. But it must be something else to catch a true whopper like Benson and credit to anyone who managed to pull in this bag of spuds! Charcoal pencil and Quink ink on Khadi Indian rough paper.

2 comments:

  1. Peter! New here!
    I found this site, and after looking through its entirety, put you in my favorites!
    You work, your art, is fun, fresh, and unique.
    I always enjoy a creative artist!
    Thanks for sharing with us!

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  2. Hi billspaintingmn - thanks very much for stopping by an commenting, kind words indeed. Feedback like yours makes it all worthwhile ;) Looked at your site too - you have some fine paintings there, all the best for 2010!

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