Learning a Trade: Restoring Beetle Cats

I visited the International Yacht Restoration School in Newport, RI, and saw students working on my favorite wooden boat, the beetle cat.  This scene is from the balcony, where visitors can overlook the activity of all stages of the boat restoration procedure.  In the yard, you can see some of the sad old beetle cats that will be the fodder for the next schedule of classes.  My goal was to relate the busy activity in the pleasantly-lit workshop, using many glazed layers and some texture tricks.

 

Watercolor 26 x 30.5

©2014 JoAnn L. Pippin

Unframed $550

Framed $690

 

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