Fisherman’s Friend

Fisherman’s Friend

2013, 24″ x 20″, Alkyd on canvas

The reference for this was an old boat down at the Lake Ontario Harbourfront in Toronto. On one level, I loved the complicated visual texture created from peeling paint, rust and soot from exhaust, not to mention the foam from the lake water…on the other hand, I shuttered to think about the work it would take to clean this vessel back to its original condition!

Halfway through the project, I was inspired by a bad cold; realizing how similar an old package of Fisherman’s Friend lozenges looks, I decided it would be just the addition needed to finish this off.

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