Friday, 22 October 2010

Saturday Is Nearly Here Again

And I'm going to post another double spread from Dad's album. He served aboard an HMS Fowey at one point in his career, and I think the drawing probably represents an earlier sailing ship of the same name.
After a week of minimal posting from me, it's good to have a ready made one waiting in the wings, thanks to the unsung talent of my nautical Pa - a perfect offereing for Sepia Saturday.

17 comments:

  1. Oh, those tall sailing ships still carry a lot of Romance and intrigue.

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  2. Oh wonderful. Talent sure does run through your genes.

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  3. I have never been on a sailboat. Spent a lot of my time in my life on the water but never a sailboat. That is a beautiful picture Jinksy.
    QMM

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  4. Your dad was a serious talent! That is a fantastic drawing of that sailing ship. (Nice to have things all set and ready to sail, isn't it?)

    Kat

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  5. This is a beautiful drawing.....I don't think I could spend weeks on a ship crossing the Atlantic but then it was a different time and I wouldn't of had a choice.....:-) Hugs

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  6. What a fabulous drawing and the ship is very impressive. I wonder just what it would have been like to have lived and worked on it.

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  7. What a wonderful drawing. Done by your father or a friend in his album? I have an album owned by Scottish grandmother will wonderful drawings and paintings done by friends and relatives. Try to imagine anyone doing that these days.

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  8. Very impressive, Jinksy...it's beautiful!

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  9. Oh, that is AMAZING! love it, Jinksy!

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  10. That's a very accomplished drawing. How unusual was six-high sails?
    (Something else to Google!)

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  11. Wow! He was a serious drawer/artist! What's a fabulous drawing! Did he ever make his drawings public or sell them? Amazing!

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  12. It is a wonderful drawing. He knew his subject matter and made a great artwork.

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  13. An excellent, majestic rendering! I love these sketches! (Sorry for showing up so late, by the way!)

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  14. He was incredibly talented. This should be framed.

    xo
    erin

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  15. your dad was most talented. it does captures the proud stature of such a sailboat.
    :)~
    HUGZ

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