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. I started building her in the '80s - I still have the molds and the lessons she taught me, and the friends I made. This version was made in Australia (looks kind of like me at the helm).
This is the first of a planned series of four or five paintings called "Steven's Mill", which was an actual mill in Wayne County. The series will be based on photographs and a sketch that I made around 1975.