Hauled for Repair
Acrylic on gessoed panel
16" x 20"

This painting depicts a tired old fishing trawler being repaired at Boothbay Harbor Boat Yard. The long process of scraping, sanding, caulking and painting begins, and soon this working boat will be back in action. And fisherman know only too well that time not spent on the water is not bringing in any income. I experimented here with a limited palette — blues and browns, with a mixture of the two to make the rich greys.