Sunday, July 23, 2017
Deer Harbor, Orcas Island.


The Ghost Fleet, Shaw


There IS a way to draw boats that simplifies the problems and leads to success.  But you do need to be shown!  Over the years I have devised a step-by-step  way of drawing boats that works. This is the day to learn.

We will be working in the Deer Harbor area starting at 9:30.  I will let you know before that date exactly where we will gather as our “models” come and go and I will need to see who will be posing for us on the 23rd.

It helps to have the first hauled out



You will want to be comfortable to draw — in your sketchbook or a 1/4 sheet of watercolor on a drawing board.  Bring a pencil or two and eraser. You can sit on the ground or bring a stool or low chair.

Learn how to get the swing to this curve and keep it in proportion.

Include several more 1/4 sheets of 140 lb cold (or hot) press Arches watercolor paper  our you may want to work up to a 1/2 sheet, your palette and a #10 or #12 round + a 1 inch flat or wash brush.

The paintings will be very simple as the real challenge is in the drawing.

I advise packing a lunch as it will give you more flexibility but you can pick up something at the Deer Harbor marina.


Let me know if you have any questions, 360-376-5509 or

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Registration: Since this is a one day class of $75, you may either send in the $50 deposit and owe $25 or pay the whole amount when registering.