I started to build a copy of this boat a few years ago, before the recession of 2008 intervened. 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.
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.