West coast of Scotland
Sailing in a small boat can be difficult enough. Sailing, drawing and painting can be a fascinating combination. The elements constantly play tricks, conspiring to add other dimensions such as sound, movement and more subtle changes to forms and colours. Time is important. A weather front may have to pass through, and tides checked to pass a headland or enter a loch. Time to discuss the overall trim and safety of the boat, and select the most appropriate art materials from behind my bunk. A camera would seem to be the right tool in these circumstances, but the selection of form and colour through lens and filter can be limiting and has less appeal for me.