Pilot coming aboard


Those mountains are magnificent Michael. I like the dominant use of the blue throughout with the boat standing proud.

Beautifully painted mountains

Hello Fiona & Romila. Thank you for the kind words; pleased you like my mountains. I think my pilot tug is a bit “iffy”. Seems to have a list to starboard; possibly the tug captain had a row with his wife last night and is now drunk because it looks as if he is spinning his tug around in ever-decreasing circles. That’s my excuse anyway.

The mountains are stunning. I like your explanation for the tugboat’s slight list! However he adds a very useful spot of colour as a contrast to the fairly monochrome palette of those majestic mountain peaks.

Thank you Chrissie. Yes - I agree about the spot of colour. Rapidly running out of ultramarine blue!

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From a photo I took on a cruise to Iceland in May 2019. Nice memory ..... as always painting could be better! Watercolour 15x11 in.

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Michael Trask

Hello. I am a retired Chartered Building Surveyor who took up watercolours at the age of 66 fifteen years ago. It is never too late! Whilst I could always draw and understood perspective ( my training helped that) I had never painted other than a few sketches for clients as an articled pupil 60…

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