Fishermen of Mousehole

Posted by Nik Chinook on Friday, February 5, 2016
I have a tiny little sketch of memories of the little Cornish fishing village or Mousehole. (For those of you who don't know it's pronounced "Moawsul" if you want to avoid looking like a toursist).  The drawing in my sketchbook was near to the first image I did for the 'Edna at the Window' piece and so it has sort of cross-fertilised into this project.

The other influence as you might have spotted is MC Escher.  The idea of the continuous staircases is translated into the trawler men making their way up the steps from the harbour, day after day, for generations.

Here are some shots of the work in progress and I'll keep you updated.

The original sketch



Starting work on turning sketch into finished piece




Getting into some colour