Many years ago, I sailed with friends in Gardiner's Bay aboard the schooner Appledore.
Today I found again this watercolor drawing which I made during our sail. I'm wondering if I could make it into a painting? The problem is that I'm not very nautical, and I haven't explained the various items in the watercolor very well.
An ancestor of mine was the master of this schooner, the Robert McClintock.
It plied the Chesapeake Bay, and up and down the East Coast, carrying lumber and all sorts of things.
A website, fiddlersgreenmodelships.com, is offering a 1:64 double-planked model of the 86-foot long McClintock.
But, even had I the necessary scratch to buy the one-off model, it wouldn't be the Appledore.
All said, I figure I can't really do this. The learning curve is just too steep.
So I'm going back to this 16x20 that's been on and off the easel recently.
I may call it "After the McClintock had Sailed".