"Seagulls Circling the Trawler Carolina" by Charleston Artist Katherine Schneider

Another day in paradise as I paint in the shade by the mouth of Shem Creek at Charleston Harbor.

The shrimp trawler "Carolina", sporting the Magwood fleet colors of orange and green, was tied up by the Wando Shrimp Co. dock today.

I had a chance to talk with crew member Le Pierce about shrimping. Le is a local boy, the son of Legrand and nephew of Gill Guerry, who is also a talented artist.

Trawlers use the triangle shaped metal "bow tie" as a day signal to warn other boaters to steer clear of their submerged nets. A green center light is used to signal trawling with the nets at night.

Although from shore these trawlers look picturesque, for the men like Le who make their living shrimping, these boats are hot, hard work.

Shrimp caught in coastal Carolina waters are the Best tasting Shrimp in the World! I'm having fresh, local shrimp for dinner tonight while I enjoy my new painting of "Seagulls Circling the Trawler Carolina". "Seagulls Circling the Trawler Carolina"
Oil on cradled panel 11" x 14"
Price: $375.00

1 comment:

Katherine M Schneider said...

BTW- To see my other paintings of Shem Creek please check out the blog posts for:

July 3 "Charleston Artists...Paint Shrimp Boats on Shem Creek" and

July 5 "Shrimp Shack on Geechee Dock, Shem Creek"

Thanks for looking!

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