Thank you stein good to be appreciated by a fine artist. It is painted at A2 scale so quite large which means I can use my favourite brushes , Winsor and Newton 'Galleria'
the detail was using size 2 plus. Pity they are no longer made. Yes all brushes, I only sketch with a pencil for the basic layout.
Was the Skipper of the 'Northern Coast' a wee bitty over-enthusiastic with his bow thrusters and Becker rudders? Looks as if it was a 'hard docking', Alan! Was that a feature of these ships, so that the cargo could be shoved over, and perhaps just tipped out into the barges?!!!! I do like the dock for the tall ship - very, very sensible, compared with the way the 'Cutty Sark' was 'docked' at Greenwich! I almost cried when I saw that...poor ship, allowed to dry there until she was just like tinder, waiting for the spark! As my good friend Victor Meldrew would have said, 'I just couldn't believe it'! The National Maritime Museum...just a stone's throw away. Happy, happy painting, full of fun, and very unassuming (Oh to be an Artist...., ha, ha....and a Poet....and a Writer...and (gosh, I almost forgot) a Sporstman too...ha, ha....). Keep these ego-poppers coming, Scorcher! Donald
Your appreciation (and tolerance ! ) is always welcome stan, thank you.
Rob The Caledonian compliments encourage me to grab my brushes ! Eagle eyed indeed!
I think some lingering thoughts of the TORREY CANYON were in play rather than any Gulf foresight.
The two dock shunters were held up at the signals just out of the picture.
Donald I am chuckling away as I read your visionary interpretation. I have made enquiries and it seems that the skipper was arrested for gross negligence. His plea was that due to the dockers strike
(again !) he was taking steps to shortcut the unloading process by jettising the cargo overside into lighters.I was not aware of this fact so I thank you for your contribution.
I say he was ahead of his time....which sadly he is now serving !.
So you are a caber ******? as well as all of your other talents ? Don't take that the wrong way !!!
I often used to visit the 'CUTTY SARK' and often had the idea of nicking a tug at night and setting her free.I do think that with a name like that she should be in Dumbarton.
I am hoping to get an exhibition sometime but not here on the Island which has a four year
waiting list. When I do ??? I would like to offer the option of affordable prints as each painting
takes me at least a week. Some are approx 32inches x 20 inches. It is not a style one can hurry.
Thank you for your kind comments.