Study of Fish Corrals at Rota, 4 x 4 inch oil on panel
© 2012 Kathleen Coy
This little beach scene was painted from a photo I took in Rota, Spain in 2005. The fish corrals were built in ancient times, and are still standing today. At low tide, fish would become trapped, and the fishermen could gather them up relatively easily. Today they are a national monument. It's hard to imagine just how big these corrals are without seeing them in person. I found this photo on flikr, to give you an idea.
I was trying to play with color and mood, as well as create some interesting texture with the palette knife.