"Finally, They're Home", Old Perlican Harbour Series
Artist: Kathy Marlene Bailey, CGOS, OSA
Medium: Glaze Oil on Canvas on Cradled Birch Panel
Size: 11" x14"
I just love the huge red buoys on metal sticks that sometimes grace the shore of Old Perlican Harbour. They are the markers with anchors for defining the fishermen’s grounds or territory out in the ocean. When grounded, and piled with the rest of the fishing equipment, they look like giant flower arrangements with odd yet beautiful flowers, organically placed between the mundane and the backdrop of the spectacular North Atlantic sky. The florescent red and the misty mauves were complicated and rewarding challenges for me.
I painted this because it is a very unusual source beauty. However, when my neighbour in Old Perlican saw it, she exclaimed “Kathy, when I see this, all I can think of is: Finally, They’re home. I am always so relieved at the end of the fishing season!”.