Painting - Oil On Canvas
The original abstract-realism oil painting you see, tells the story of the traditional Newfoundland capelin run.
Capelin are small smelt fish that land on the beaches here in Newfoundland usually in mid-summer. They come closer to shore to spawn, and many end up washing up on the beaches. During the caplin run, its a common scene to see Newfoundlanders on the shorelines scooping up loads of capelin into their buckets.
The capelin are often left out in the sun on a flake to make dried caplin. These are often roasted in the oven, or over an open fire for eating. Fresh capelin are put into clear plastic bags along with water, and frozen. Fresh caplin taste great fried in a frying pan.
Oil on Canvas
3 feet by 4 feet
By Graham Matthews
January 10th, 2012
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