Christopher Kovacs - Fine Art
June 25, 2024   1:41 pm NL Time

Herring Neck at Dusk

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Herring Neck at Dusk


Status of Original Painting – Sold at Auction

All prices are in Canadian dollars

Size: 12 x 16 inches

Auction Price: $1,600

Medium: Watercolour on 300 lb d’Arches

The flaming setting sun, clouds, and twilit shadows created some very interesting colors for this painting. The result is somewhat surrealistic and may seem a bit of a departure from the usual hyperrealism that is characteristic of my paintings. This scene is from Herring Neck, a fishing community on the northeast extremity of New World Island on Notre Dame Bay. Apparently it got its name from fishermen transporting loads of herring across the narrow neck of the peninsula, because the waters of the headlands were too treacherous to allow water transport. Recent population data show that Herring Neck declined to 22 people as of 2011 due to the effects of the cod moratorium; it previously was home to about 1,000. My thanks to Brenda Galway who provided the reference photograph.

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