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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Anguillan Plant

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.

Monday, August 30, 2010


Commissioned pet portrait. 16" x 20" Oil on canvas.

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

Leech Line Cleat

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


I sketched my cat, Roger, sleeping today. I drew this with soft graphite sticks in my sketchbook.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Handsewn Hanks

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

Mystery Bird

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?

Monday, August 2, 2010

Housley Sailmaker's Production Manual

These are some illustrations that I drew for the Housley Sailmaker's Production Manual.