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Title: I missed the Challenge deadline
Post by: linley.plester on February 01, 2018, 03:54:56 AM
I missed the Challenge deadline so I'm posting this here. Wondered about putting another dark silhouetted boat in the foreground now it is no longer a Challenge painting. What do you think?
Title: Re: I missed the Challenge deadline
Post by: MaryAnne Long on February 01, 2018, 04:30:48 AM
Linley

I guess I am basically lazy because I would not add another boat.  More trouble than it is worth. 

Painting looks great the way it is.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: I missed the Challenge deadline
Post by: TeresaM on February 01, 2018, 06:13:41 AM
I agree with Mea painting looks good
Title: Re: I missed the Challenge deadline
Post by: Happychappy on February 01, 2018, 08:08:34 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Nicely done Linley and I would agree with what the others have said.   Patricia
Title: Re: I missed the Challenge deadline
Post by: linley.plester on February 08, 2018, 12:33:31 AM
I decided to add two other boats,despite all your good advice. Boy that rigging was challenging!
Title: Re: I missed the Challenge deadline
Post by: MaryAnne Long on February 08, 2018, 12:39:24 AM
Wow, Linley, that adds real drama to the painting. 

Just curious -- is the boat on the left sitting on its keel out of the water?  Love how the light reflects behind it, though.

aloha

mea (Val is probably falling off her chair laughing at me because I am probably showing my ignorance of boats.)
Title: Re: I missed the Challenge deadline
Post by: linley.plester on February 08, 2018, 01:27:22 AM
Actually Mea... I don't know! I think it might have a shallow long keel or even shallow twin keels. And yes, they are both supposed to be resting on mud, not in the water. I think I messed up the top profile of that boat, but decided that since it obviously had lumpy stuff on the deck and I couldn't work out where the bow is/was, good enough would have to do! When I was a cruising sailor (lol), we often cleaned our hull by beaching the boat at low tide and scrubbing her off. Standing upright leaning against against mooring poles was quite a luxury. Mind you... These particular poles don't look all that robust. I wouldn't want to trust the weight of my boat on them. Val or Stoney will probably put me straight.
Title: Re: I missed the Challenge deadline
Post by: Happychappy on February 08, 2018, 02:06:37 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Linley, Gosh, what a beautiful addition to the painting.  Really well done.


Patricia
Title: Re: I missed the Challenge deadline
Post by: linley.plester on February 08, 2018, 11:41:47 PM
 :thankyou:. Patricia, you have such a lovely way with words. I read your comments on other peoples' paintings and often think.. that's what I Wanted to say!
Title: Re: I missed the Challenge deadline
Post by: Val on February 09, 2018, 02:23:33 AM
You are correct Linley, the boat sitting down in the mud may have a shallow trunked swing keel, or be sitting on bilge keels. The fin keel boat would be slightly leaning and secured against the pilings.  O0

To get tides high enough to do this in Canada, you'd have to be on the ocean coast. I like it.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: I missed the Challenge deadline
Post by: linley.plester on February 09, 2018, 11:30:25 AM
Query: Ocean coast??? but Canada is flanked by two oceans... the Pacific and the Atlantic...? Not sure what you mean. We laid down on the hull along the North of Australia because slips and cradles were few and far between. The tidal range was extensive but  we had to watch out for crocodiles! For those who aren't in the boating world... Hulls collect seaweed and barnacle growth which impedes the progress of the vessel through the water. So this growth has to be scrubbed off. The warmer the water, the more vigorous the growth. I have known yachtees who have accidentally beached themselves on these tides, and who have pretended to be scrubbing off till the next tide comes in. :2funny:
Title: Re: I missed the Challenge deadline
Post by: Val on February 09, 2018, 06:50:55 PM
The reason I said 'ocean coast', is we have seen some foreign boats waiting for the tide to drop while in the great lakes! Which at best you might see a foot.... it would be a long....long....long....wait!  :yawn:      :2funny:   

The Bay of Fundy however is a different story entirely. They have tremendous tides. When the tide was out we used to go and play mudball on the flats. Had to watch your timing though....we had to run for it one time, nothing like a fast moving wall of water to inspire a good sprint back to shore!  :run:     :2funny: Priceless!
Title: Re: I missed the Challenge deadline
Post by: linley.plester on February 09, 2018, 09:54:37 PM
 :2funny:... Such a shallow drop might work for some catamarans, I suppose.
Title: Re: I missed the Challenge deadline
Post by: Gita on February 09, 2018, 10:24:50 PM
Linley, I canít talk much about boats but this addition gives the painting real life to it! Itís not just a sunset scenery anymore, suggests that there might be people in the boat and that makes it more  interesting and  filled with life!
Title: Re: I missed the Challenge deadline
Post by: Val on February 09, 2018, 10:26:35 PM
I think the fella scraping the bottom took off for an early coffee break!   :coffee:     ;D
Title: Re: I missed the Challenge deadline
Post by: linley.plester on February 09, 2018, 11:37:50 PM
Thank you Val for the info and the laugh! and thank you Gita...Your comments are always valued and that is such a lovely compliment!
Title: Re: I missed the Challenge deadline
Post by: Happychappy on February 10, 2018, 01:45:41 AM
 :thankyou:  so much for the lovely compliment about "my way with words" Linley. I am pleased to hear that you always read my comments, it has really given me a boost. Thanks so much and bless you.


Patricia