Herring boats fish off the shore of Sausalito while birds circle in this lively oil painting by Susan Sternau. This original oil painting is framed with a silver wood classic molding and is ready to hang. The San Francisco skyline is visible in the distance across the Bay.
In January, commercial fishing boats gather near Sausalito to harvest small silvery herring that come to lay their eggs along the shoreline. Vast schools of the fish prompt a feeding frenzy among sea birds, sea lions, seals and other hungry marine creatures. The fishermen sell the herring roe mainly to Asia where it is considered a delicacy and used in sushi.