Monday 22 March 2010

Drascombe Lugger

This is not just a drascombe lugger,  it's also a family portrait.

Saturday 20 March 2010

And Another One.

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.

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...