This is not just a drascombe lugger, it's also a family portrait.
Saturday, 20 March 2010
It all began around Christmas time when everything was frozen solid. Now it is nearly Easter and I am STILL battling with insulation and pieces of timber in the Shed. You will have to bear with me, dear readers, and make do with old boat pictures while I build my house.
I am thinking you might be wanting house pictures, not boat pictures? In fear of disappointing you I will see if I can rustle something up.
Scrutinizing the lovely Boadi in the post below, the peak halyard looks a bit wonky and wrong. Why oh why did I do it like that? I don't know what I was thinking?
This watercolour is of Our Boys, a mighty Rowhedge smack. She's enormous (whereas Boadi is sweet and small) and her gaff is held up by magic... I haven't given her any rigging at all.
Wednesday, 10 March 2010
Thursday, 4 March 2010
This is Kate CK52 (oil on canvas) chomping through an east coast chop. She's had a makeover since this portrait and is now a beautiful cream with duckegg bulwarks. I'd better paint her again.
Postscript addendum for the shed-building fraternity... No more mushrooms. I am very happy today because the raingods answered my prayers and so did the roofer. I have a brand new(but-not-quite-finished) ironingboard-smooth perfectly-angled watertight-hopefully flat roof on the south side of the shed. All I need now is some rain so I can test it out...