Sunday, June 30, 2019

WIND, WAVE, WOOD, and CLOTH


9 x 12 inches, watercolor, 2019
original painting $315
framed original painting $414 

This is not my boat, but I started to build a copy of her a few years ago, before the recession of 2008 intervened.  By that time, I had bought a whole tree of pine lumber, and spent two years building a boat shed; I read lots of boat-building books, purchased a beautifully hand-drawn set of plans, made all the molds for the hull, and read nearly all of the Aubrey/Maturin Novels.  I don't regret a minute of the effort, and I met some wonderful like-minded folk, and had a great time. I still believe she's a very beautiful design.  The boat is a gaff-rigged six-meter canoe yawl, named "Eun Na Mara" (Scottish Gaelic for "Bird of the Sea"), and designed by Iain Oughtred.