daily painting | the launch

Poking around Alameda’s “Bay Ship” shipyard, I took a photo of this as sister-in-law Jane gave me a bit of a tour as she walked me back to my car. I was quite enamored of this small boat, which she then told me was the launch for her dredging ship, The Yaquina. Apparently it is being replaced soon so I hope my small painting memorializes it properly. This has been such a joy, reconnecting with family. Jane’s success as a merchant mariner is impressive — it certainly is a man’s world, and she’s as smart and tough as any of them.

7″ x 10″ watercolor, pen on paper = $90