Thursday, January 12, 2012
Lucie Rose rises again
I did a small painting, since sold, of this little boat that I found in Conception Harbour a couple of years ago. It was tied up at a wharf, the tide was out and it was sitting in the shallow water, waiting. Handpainted on the side was the boat's name: Lucie Rose.
Looking for something to paint, I thought I'd repaint Lucie Rose again. The first painting was 5 x7, now this 12 x 24 and in oils again. The angles of the boat aren't quite right yet but they'll get there. For some reason, I have a real challenge getting a boat's shape down pat. You'd think it was simple, wouldn't you? There's something appealing about the tweaks to nudge something into shape and watch it appear on a blank canvas.
There are several types of boats commonly seen around Newfoundland. Skiffs dories and rodneys. I must research the differences between them and find out just what the Lucie Rose is.