Tuesday, February 03, 2009

The Newfoundland Dory

The Newfoundland Dory
5 x 7 oils
The dictionary of Newfoundland English defines a Dory as: “A small flat bottomed boat with flaring sides and a sharp bow and stern, providing both stability in the water and easy stowage in stacks on deck.”
This little dory lay moored in the clear waters of Admiral's Cove, while just below the surface pale rocks lurked like ghosts.

I loved the colours of the water and how the wind was rippling the surface and the bright sun almost neutralizing any shadows in the boat itself.
When the tides of life turn against you and the current upsets your boat, don't waste those tears on what might have been, just lie on your back and float.

9 comments:

laura said...

Beautiful, what a lovely subject; you really captured the look of the water!

Katherine Tyrrell said...

It seems to glisten to me

Lovely poetry too. :)

Anita said...

Water is gorgeous - super solitude!

Jeanette said...

Thanks Laura. I enjoy creating the movement and colour of water.

We all need to float some days Katherine, don't we?

Admiral's Cove is a lovely spot Anita. Its so quiet and untouched there and the water is crystal clear.

Robyn said...

Very successful clear water, Jeanette. I'm getting very jealous of Laura's planned visit!

vivien said...

me too Robyn

yes limpid water :>) Jeanette

dory is an old English word - and a John Dory is a fish isn't it.

Jeanette said...

Grab an airline ticket and come on over Robyn. I'll have you painting dories and rocks and water for a solid week.

Vivien, your art is superb but I believe there is an English major in you trying to come out. :)

Limpid water...yes very descriptive. And I do believe that it is a fish, just not sure quite what kind.

And there's lots of water over here for you to paint - within walking distance...

Stacy said...

Nice dory painting Jeanette! I like the quote too!

Jeanette said...

Thanks Stacy. I'm doing a lot of floating lately!