When I restarted my business in the 1990s, I was eager to work and eager to do work that would build my portfolio. I was doing mostly boat portraits, transom banners, quarter boards, and that beautiful booth fee payer spoons, spatulas and cutting boards.
I entered my shop this morning to smell linseed oil, varnish, and wood shavings.
I have never been overly fond of lobster.
This is my second run at the Steam Yacht Zaida. I've used different techniques and am more satisfied with the outcome.
In some circles, I have been known as a master of the vernacular
he last time I saw her was in August of '75. She wore Oregon Buff and Bikini Blue, and was swinging casually at her mooring in the Townsend Gut.
It was the barest glimmer of gold. Barely a speck. I took the empty cup and dug into the coarse sand, trying to recapture that gleam.
While you are thinking tomorrow of the sacrifice in war time take a moment to think about the Merchant sailors who gave their lives to supply the war effort.
As you may know I like to carve portraits of ships and boats. So I studiously snap photos of anything I find on the water that's of interest.
One of the foundation myths for my mother's family was that they are descended from a first mate on one of Henry Morgan's ships.