Thursday, April 27, 2006

This Old Boat - A Study of Light and Shadow in Watercolour


This old boat was found abandoned on the beach. The portion near to the right is the back of the boat, and the small piece L-shaped piece is the rudder. It is a simple boat design. The protruding piece with a black hole in the centre is where the stem of the rudder steering is embedded in.

From the design, it would be a rowboat with perhaps three or more passenger. Why it was abandoned, I am not sure. Perhaps it has outlived its usefulness?

The clump of tree root washed ashore was painted into at lower left to provide contrast to the more or less structured form of the boat.

So, what do you think? Comments welcome.

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