Christopher Kovacs - Fine Art
May 7, 2021   1:42 am NL Time

In Coloured Stages

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In Coloured Stages


Status of Original Painting – Sold at Monte Carlo Charity Auction

All prices are in Canadian dollars

Size: 13.75 x 20  inches

Price: $810

Medium: Watercolour on 300 lb Arches


There are so many delightful scenes in Newfoundland, and not enough time for me to paint them all.

These three fishing stages or sheds are located in Cavendish, a small Newfoundland community of about 150 people. Stages are simple buildings on elevated platforms by the shore. Cod and other fish will be brought to these buildings (“landed”) by fishermen, and then processed for salting and drying.

I came upon this striking scene after driving about 20 minutes north from Dildo, the setting of the last painting that I did. I knew immediately that I must paint it. It was only later that I learned that this is a fairly iconic scene, because it’s been featured in many advertisements for Newfoundland tourism. These aren’t used as fishing stages any more; the yellow one now serves as a children’s book library.

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