I first saw this boat when I visited Hermitage Moorings last year. It was open to the public over Open House weekend and the owners kindly allowed me to draw their home.
De Walvisch means ‘The Whale’ and she is a Dutch sailing clipper boat from 1896 that used to deliver eels to London along The Thames. The colours and the numerous ropes make a good composition and lock down gave me the time to finish this painting.
I enjoy making dry-point etchings of London people, streets and buildings and I have previously had paintings exhibited at Southwark Cathedral of the Borough Market and its traders. I attended Brighton University to study for an MA in Sequential Illustration and Design (2000-2003). There is so much to draw and inspire in London and I keep a sketchbook of ink drawings I make on the spot when I visit.
De Walvisch h 48cm x w 55cm
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