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Friday, February 12, 2010

The minnow hunters


Well, admidst the three inches of snow in Kent at the moment, I thought I'd send a ray of sunshine in the shape of this watercolour of a couple of years ago. The minnow hunters in question are my children, Hannah & Jack. They were looking for tiddlers in a stream which fed the mighty river Avon in Hampshire. Painted from photographic reference, but with a healthy portion of artistic licence in omitting unnecessary background detail, I think it nicely conveys the seemingly endless summers of youth.

5 comments:

  1. A very pleasent summer scene.
    It does evoke an endless summer of childhood.
    I grew up near a lake, and this reminds me of
    how we would do the same.
    Except I've never heard the word "Tiddlers"
    before!

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  2. Thanks for your comments Bill. What DO you call tiny fish over the pond then? ;)

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  3. We also call them Minnows. Thank you for your kind comment about my painting . "Summit Pilsener"
    I really like this it has all the freshness and light of a summer day, Nicely done!

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  4. As I was leaving your page I noticed your post ...
    DON'T COPY - IT'S BAD KARMA
    I Love it. It's so true. Would you mind if I used it on my page?

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  5. Thanks for your comments too Judith and yes, I don't mind a good message being re-used ;)

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