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The Lady Washington Brig
Original pastel painting of the square-rigged sailing vessel, the Lady Washington, seen at anchor in the Pacific Northwest of the USA. My thanks to Michael Ryan for permission to use his wonderful reference photograph. Image size 13.5" x 19.5" (35cm x 50cm), Panpastels and pastel pencils on Pastelmat board (unframed). The first Lady Washington was a 90-ton brig named after Martha Washington. She was the first American-flagged vessel to round Cape Horn, making landfall in Oregon in 1788. She took part in the fur trade and carried tea and porcelain across the Pacific from China. She was the first US ship to reach Japan, but was lost off the Philippines in 1797. The present Lady Washington is a full scale replica, launched in 1989 and sails up and down the coast of California, Oregon and Washington, offering educational programs. (Please note, watermarks do not appear on original image.)
My Friend Robin
This friendly robin red-breast is a regular visitor to my garden all year round and loves to perch on this little stone garden statue, while looking around for something tasty to eat! Derwent Lightfast and Caran d'Ache Luminance pencils on Clairefontaine Pastelmat board. All materials used are acid free and meet the highest standards of lightfastness. Artist's own reference photograph used. Image measures approximately 9.75" x 13.75" (25cm x 35cm).
A surrealist painting loosely based on Constable's Haywain or to give it its original title "Landscape Noon". I decided to move the clock on a few hours to afternoon tea time 3p.m. with the pots and the jug an attempt to suggest Willy Lott's cottage and the teapot in the water with the red teabag tags reminiscent of the red harnesses on the horses in the original painting. It is painted in oils on a stretched canvas and is ready for you to frame.
He Ain't Heavy, He's My Jackdaw
An inquisitive young jackdaw landed on the stone statue in my garden and inspired this drawing. He looked like a rather heavy load for this little boy to carry, hence the title! Derwent Lightfast and Caran d'Ache Luminance pencils on Clairefontaine Pastelmat board with Pan Pastel background. All materials used are acid free and meet the highest standards of lightfastness. Artist's own reference photograph used. Please note, the watermark does not appear on the artwork. Image measures approximately 9.5" x 11.75" (24cm x 30cm).