MARSHALL BOATWORKS  20X16  1996

Back at the helm. Point Reyes is full of beautiful boats. The lines and superstructures were candy to my eyes. I look for composition, perspective, and form that will challenge my skills. The "performance" of working in situ can be nerve wracking. Without challenges and risks, art becomes safe and boring. I have had failures but few regrets. Beautiful drawings destroyed by an experiment in color or texture. Some have a genesis from beautiful, to disappointment and ending in a state of greater than the sum of its elements.

In the village of Marshall, I cohosted a monthly open mike. The other host was a member of a family that was building a yacht over the span of three generations. It was beautiful at 165 feet, and she would be the first to sail her in open water.

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