Martin 16 momentPosted: June 9, 2022
It happens occasionally when I’m working on location that suddenly something more interesting than what I’m painting catches my eye. That was the case yesterday. I was drawing the masts in the harbour, when a Martin 16 sailboat sailed past and docked next to another boat. The two sails set against the dark building was so striking that I set aside my first painting and quickly did a pencil sketch of this scene.
If you’re not familiar with the Martin 16 boats, read about them here. I tried to capture a bit of the action when the boat came in, but it wasn’t long before the sail was down, the instructors were gone, and I had to finish that part of the scene from memory.
The scene I was going to draw was the one I do often of the docked boats. Below is one I did a few years back. If you’re interested in learning how to simplify a complex scene like this one, my online course “Sketching Boats: Simple Solutions for a Complex Scene” is on sale until tomorrow at midnight! No coupon necessary at checkout.