Could this iconic ferry be related to the 'Lord of the Isles', I wonder? Sorry I was unable to put the CalMac brand on her side, though. Not enough time to do all the things you would like to do at this stage of life....especially when grandchildren have other ideas about what you should be doing!
It's hard to show how small this painting actually is. In this photograph, I have placed it on top of a 14 inch x10 inch standard watercolour board, of the kind that I would normally use. Painting a miniature image - in this case, a seascape - is a splendid discipline.
This splash was produced on a piece of 7"x5" watercolour paper (Smith's finest!), and therefore qualifies as a 'miniature' in my terms. It's done with brush and paint ONLY - no preliminary pencil outlining. Just splash it on, and hope for the best. You may get the proportions right, b