daily painting | maggie hall tug

The Maggie Hall is moored in the estuary in Alameda, and I am told by my sweet tugboat captain friend that the apparatus on her bow is called a “push knee” and is used for bullying those big barges around (I certainly wouldn’t want to argue with her). This was fun to do, especially since I had just done a dreadful dud of a still life before I decided to move from apples to tugs. Watercolor and pen, 10″ x 7″.