I'm finally doing a painting - a portrait in fact of my nephew-in-law's dad. To make it more interesting he is an Arab, and dressed in traditional costume. As the reference photograph is rather old and in mono, I shall paint the portrait in black & white ... which kinda makes it a bit more of a challenge.
As the boat I'm building is starting to look like a boat, and launch day becomes a real event rather than a vague dream..
|The Seagull the 15 foot wooden Maine Lobster Boat I'm building|
...Pat thought I should learn how to 'sail' one and so she's signed me up for a course with the Royal Yacht Association for two days of power-boat training.
Lots of interesting places along this coast line to take a boat into for a quiet picnic. Here's a touch of the local area: