Thinking of Ellada

  I am re-posting a drawing from a few years back that I made in Greece. I was thinking about how intertwined the culture, sea, air, and the earth are in this scene. Greece is an extraordinarily beautiful place. My thoughts are with the people of Greece who are headed for very difficult times. It […]

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At home

I had the honor of traveling alongside the Charles W. Morgan last week as she made a test run with full rigging and sails. What a difference to when she was on dry dock being restored. She certainly looked at home even if she was just off shore. Looking forward to the next leg of […]

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Mystic Town

Here is a drawing with watercolor of the Morgan, the crane and the town of Mystic behind it. The history of this town is incredible. This scene is after the heavy mast was erected onto the ship, when the crane was dropping cement weights into the hull as ballast. To see more of my reportage […]

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The Ship Hands

Another early piece from the work done for the Dalvero Academy show at Mystic Seaport, Restoring a Past, Charting a Future, that came down last week. This was one of the first prints I did in the process of working on the piece that eventually went on display. I played around with block, screen, and […]

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Slipped Hitch Knot

This is a drawing of a slipped hitch knot that was used on whaleboats. The knot is called the slipped hitch, because it came apart fairly easily. Once the whale was spotted, those boats had to move out quickly! This is one of a series of drawings of knots I did in preparation for our […]

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