I went out the other day to draw …. but my sketchbook remained firmly in my bag and I came home with a load of photos instead. I never know what is going to catch my eye when I’m out and about and this time I was seduced by the covers and fixings on the boats pulled up on the bank of the creek. As I’m interested in how cloth is used in a coastal environment, the way in which this paraphernalia is used in conjunction with it is always an inspiration for my work.
An interesting looped fixing.
Some good knots.
A shiny shackle and several ‘joining’ methods.
A good thick rope and some lacing.
A furled sail with zig-zag stitching.
Fancy studs (I like the verdigris and the imprints).
And finally rust ….
and a few masts!