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September 25, 2008

Power and waves

One of my hobbies, when I have the time, is to daub in acrylics. The picture below hangs in my study and is one of my earliest experiments in this medium. I'd like to think I've managed to get a lot better at it as I have developed the brush technique and the paint mixtures. Sadly I haven't had time to paint for quite some time so this is a nostalgia trip for the moment!

DSCF0021 (2) John Ross.jpg
My painting, based on a photograph, of the 3,700 gross ton Salvage Tug "John Ross" at sea in the Great Southern Ocean.

Who knows, one day I might get round to writing a story based on these tugs. But that presupposes that the current flood of very time consuming but not very well paying work will ease up and let me have the time to do it. Ships and seascapes fascinate me so I have a stack of ideas and sketches of things I'd like to paint one day. The operative word being "one day".

One of my sketches awaiting further development. It shows a large "launch" under sail with a second under tow with the Sydney harbour's famous Heads as a background.

The sketch is one I did to illustrate a short story which seemed to need a picture. Hopefully I will one day be able to render it properly onto a canvas and do it properly. Hi ho - Porcine aviators are cleared for take-off too.

Posted by The Gray Monk at September 25, 2008 11:49 AM

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Those are awesome! I know how hard it is to do waves... they have a tendency to look like they are going the wrong way if you don't get them right. Love the sketch as well

Posted by: vw bug at September 26, 2008 03:04 PM

Thanks, I have learned a lot since doing this one and some of my later painting has a much better look. Never mind, the tug was what I wanted to capture here and I think I managed that.

Posted by: The Gray Monk at September 26, 2008 04:37 PM

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