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In the next week or two, I plan to transfer this website’s hosting service from one provider to another, so there may be periods when both the site and my corresponding email address (“pharos@draws…”) will not be available. There will not be any email/blog updates during that time, either.

Bilander

Today’s post features a drawing I completed for a gentleman who works Food Services at my new workplace. It was one of the best kinds of commissions:

“Will you draw me something?”

“Sure. What would you like me to draw?”

“Anything you want.”

The subject matter should come as no surprise.

Bilander

The vessel depicted is modeled on the bilander, a Dutch merchant ship. I believe they were constructed during the 17th century. Bilanders are fairly small (as most merchant ships are) and bare two masts, one of which (the main mast) is rigged with a lateen sail (the angled one). This drawing was finished quickly compared to other recent commissions. I kept it fairly simple and sketchy–and tried not to get caught up in the rigging!

Newsflash: Art Show Extended!

Good news! The art show at Longview Farmhouse has been extended for another month, through June 30th. Due to logistical reasons, my art will be on display through the 23rd or so; Nick and Kayleigh’s work will hang the entire time. Much of artwork for sale will be discounted, too.