Initially when I started this drawing I had a different idea in mind, and then I made a mess. Instead of throwing the drawing in the bin however, as I often do, I persevered and used it as an opportunity to experiment with the paints and let my imagination take over. I was surprised (and … Continue reading Wayfarer at Night, pen and watercolour
Training Boat Vs Trailing Boat. Based on my own photos. Sakura Pigma Micron pen on A4 paper.
Lobster and Lobster Net, Sakura Pigma Micron Drawing Pens on unbranded a5 paper. Trawler at Sea, Sakura Pigma Micron Drawing Pen and Winsor & Newton watercolours on Daler Rowney Aquafine texture watercolour paper. The lobster drawing was created from a combination of reference photos on Pixabay, while the trawler painting was from a supplied photograph.
Wayfarer Sailing. Sakura Pigma Micron pens on unbranded paper. © C L Grasby
This was a gift for a friend on their 80th birthday - my own design including a sketch of his boat, burnt onto a wooden plaque, quoting his words, used when things don't go according to plan!
Last Wednesday I went out on the water with my local sailing group for the first time this season, and brought my camera along to get a few photos. After a dismal and overcast start to the evening, the skies cleared for a beautiful sunset over the Broads. I took the opportunity to dust off … Continue reading Oulton Broad, Wayfarer Sailing
On Boxing Day I watched the dinghies and keelboats racing from Waveney & Oulton Broad Yacht Club, and took a few photos. I couldn't resist getting a bit more creative with some of my photos, even using the reflections in the clubhouse windows!
This was a commission for a colleague, who wanted a boat themed pyrographed gift box for a relative for Christmas. I had the idea of using a photo I'd taken earlier in the year, and sketched the image onto tracing paper, which I wrapped around the box to see whether the idea would work. … Continue reading ‘Sailing’ gift box
This pyrography was created for one of my sailing instructor colleagues in 2012. The inspiration for this was a photo that I'd taken a few years earlier when I was assisting with a Level 1 dinghy sailing course in Oulton Broad, Suffolk in 2009. I created this by burning the image onto a piece of … Continue reading Wayfarer Sailing, Pyrography