9" x 12" oil on canvas board. This was an old painting that I had painted in a style very different from how I paint now. I found it on a shelf and reworked it.
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Monday, August 30, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
It's been a rough couple of weeks, I've been varnishing Ca Ira's exterior brightwork. I also emptied, removed, and sent the fuel tank off to get repaired. When it came home, I cleaned the inside of it. I also delt with the short in the starboard running light which caused me to lose all my nav lights and electronics one evening while motoring through the harbor! At any rate, I finally found an hour to draw. This is one of Ca Ira's bow cleats. It's a good thing that I went up to the foredeck looking for something to sketch; this line had somehow untied itself and needed recleating!
Monday, August 9, 2010
I haven't been painting much lately, I have too many boat projects at the moment. But here is another illustration from the Housley Sailmakers' Production Manual. This drawing shows how to place a leech line cleat. I seem to be straying from the initial idea of posting my oil and watercolor landscapes and pet portraits, but I hope to get back to that soon!
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
These are two more sketches from the Housley Sailmaker's Production Manual. These are part of the sequence detailing how to handsew hanks onto sails.
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
On June 12th, I ran my rowboat, Morgaine, aground on Hopkin's Creek's sandbar and painted this sketch. The little black bird with the orange-yellow spot flew in as I was painting. I'm not sure what kind of bird he is. Does anyone know? It might be an oriole, maybe?