Sketching A Boat With Holes

Several recent posts featured sketches I’ve done at the Quebec Federation of Hunters and Fishers museum.  Most of those sketches have been of birds, mammals and fish.  The museum is a wonderful place for drawing these subjects because the people are friendly, the lighting good, and the displays rival those of any natural history museum.

Because of all those animal subjects available, it’s been hard for me to draw any of the other objects they have on display, but I’ve eyed this “boat” every time I’ve visited.  It’s not really a boat at all.  It’s a homemade live well, used to hold fish.  Its bottom is made of screening so that water can enter.  It’s only about two feet long and truly a beautiful piece of folk art.  Hope you like it as much as I enjoyed drawing it.

Stillman & Birn Beta (8×10) softcover, Platinum 3776, Platinum Carbon Black

6 thoughts on “Sketching A Boat With Holes

  1. I would never have guessed this to be 2 feet long!After seeing your sketch and before reading the post I was trying to figure out if this was an early prototype for a kayak. Now that I read it was a bait well, it makes much more sense! Nice work!

    • I sort of felt the same, but the hatch seemed odd. Of course I could see the size but thought it was a model of a boat. But it wasn’t until I actually looked in the bottom of it, and read the description that I actually learned what it was. Sure was neat, though 🙂

  2. Beautiful work: lovely rendering and colour washes. Glad you’ve found another interesting place to draw.

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