Filleting the Catch

Watercolor painting of fisherman cleaning fish by Janet Tarjan Erl.

Filleting the Catch

Medium: Watercolor/Gouache, Image Size: 16.25″h x 23.25″w, 2009.

This scene depicts a fisherman filleting his catch of fish for the fish market in Charleston, Oregon. This is my favorite harbor in Oregon. It’s a real fishing harbor where most of the boats are fishing boats and most of the commercial buildings are fish processing businesses.

I like the colors, shapes, and character of this piece which is enhanced by the seagulls waiting for scraps.

This painting is in the permanent collection of the Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, Oregon, and it exhibited in the Thirtieth Annual International Marine Art Exhibition, 2009, The Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT.; and the 25th Annual Maritime Art Show, 2018, Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, Oregon.

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Baiting the Hook

Watercolor painting of a fisherman in a boat by Janet Tarjan Erl.

Baiting the Hook


Medium: Watercolor, Image Size: 16″h x 12″w, 2010.

I saw this painting of a fisherman baiting his hook in his aluminum fishing boat. He was near the Pelican Marina on the Klamath Lake in Klamath Falls, Oregon. I thought it made a nice study of a fisherman.

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