Thursday, August 23, 2007

Original Oil Painting-Shrimp Boat

Spending last weekend at Gray's Harbor in Washington State gave me an opportunity to visit the local docks. There were so many boats and all of them doing some kind of fishing--shrimp, tuna, hake--I can't remember them all. This little boat moored at the Westport Marina is a shrimp boat that was inspired by my visit. It was quite small compared to the many others that shared the dock. It was a delightful trip and I will never forget the message scrawled across the old wooden bulkhead as we entered the harbor; in huge capital letters someone had painted, "PLEASE TIP YOUR DECKHAND!" Clearly it was handpainted--a most interesting greeting. This painting is 5 x 7 oil on gessoed hardboard panel.

1 comment:

Krazy Kate Designs said...

beautiful! Washington state has a feast for the eyes all over the state!