|The watercolours I painted in the four months I stayed on board "Aquarella" |
during the summer of 2018
|Painting under the sunshade in the cockpit|
|rowing over to a nearby wreck to paint from my dinghy. |
Screenshot from a video taken with the
GoPro from half way up Aquarellas mast.
|Working on a watercolour in the cabin|
Creating works of art on a rocking boat isn't easy. Some days are more difficult than others, but the inspiration I find so near at hand is hard to beat. In a strong wind when the boat is constantly rocking it is difficult to keep a steady hand for the detailed work. I often choose to do something else then and wait until everything calms down. Sometimes there's a dead calm until suddenly a motorboat charges by at full speed and violently rocks the boat in it's wake. I swear then but it doesn't help.
|Enjoying the company of friends on board. |
Two giggling girls; me and Katinka.