Inn For Repairs

Inn For Repairs

"Inn For Repairs" is a memory painting from a sailing trip to Gloucester aboard the Schooner Adventurer for the 2022 Gloucester Schooner Festival. We stopped in Vineyard Haven to explore the beautiful town and Gannon & Benjamin Marine Railway. The view is taken from the shop’s pier and captures the chaotic ensemble of buildings, boats, and gear in constant slow-motion action. The scene is composed from field sketches, journal notes, and reference photos taken by me. I wanted to convey the accidental aesthetics of the shop in action. There are materials, equipment, and all types of wooden boats strewn everywhere creating a little world one finds only in artisan shops, much like an artist's studio. I just wish I could also paint the smells of woods, varnishes, paints, machine oils, and seashore that engulf you upon entering the shop. Quite a wonderful experience. 

Pen and Ink and Watercolors
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14" x 10"
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