Tuesday, August 01, 2017
"Forklift" pen & ink with watercolor 10 x 9
At 2pm, weather permitting, the Balmy Days ferry from Boothbay Harbor offers a half hour circumnavigation-of-the-island tour, then stops to exchange tour passengers for those returning to the mainland. I take the tour several times each week we are here. It's a nice mid-afternoon sojourn, visually sumptuous every single time. After the tour, I may hang around the dock area enjoying the hubbub of people returning from day's hikes to catch their ferries back to Boothbay Harbor or Port Clyde.
Yesterday I parked myself on a rock behind a small forklift. I loved the way it framed the people, and beautiful Manana, the small island across the harbor. And, I like the contrast of the natural beauty here, those traveling for the day to enjoy it, and the small workhorse waiting for some heavy deliveries from the mainland. I sketched the scene and added in a touch of watercolor for the shadows. There is a nice contrast between the greens and blues (which you can't see yet) in the sky and on Manana against the industrial orange of the small Toyota forklift. I can see a large painting here and will begin to work it up.