Friday, March 02, 2007

The Wooden Schooner

While we have been moored in Eagle Harbor, a local boat builder has been restoring this wooden schooner at our dock. We are fascinated with his work, and admire the long, sleek line of the boat. Recently, he took it out for a test sail, and then tied it to the dock just across from us, so that now we see it whenever we look out.
I have squinted, photographed, and sketched, looking for the right composition for a painting of the boat. At times, I have wished I could paint the boat itself, since the orange protective paint on the new wood is a little jarring. Somehow, this boat will find its way into a painting, but in the meantime, I post this photo to give you a flavor of our vistas in gray, rainy Eagle Harbor.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Rob said...

I am glad you have returned safely. I am off to present at a vein conference in Brazil this week. It will be my second time below the equator - the first being Australia in 1990. My home in Maine is still open for your travels. I will say that in early June, the wild flowers in the Blue Mountains of Rangeley are absolutely spectacular and beg to be painted...along with the big 'ole barns. And dont forget the rainbows and land-locked salmon - some of the best fly fishing in the Northeast. When do you start your sailing travels?

March 04, 2007 2:20 PM  
Blogger Tad-n-Tina said...

Catherine & Mac ~ It was so nice to meet you at the cruising seminar. I enjoyed browsing your blog. Your painting of Ziwa is really lovely! Ziwa & Ixtapa are both on our top favorite places. Feel free to browse our blog:
http://tad-n-tina.blogspot.com/

Sincerely:
Tad & Tina (the one who talked to you about the clothes washer)

March 07, 2007 10:20 AM  

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