So, a year ago I put myself on a list to paint a tug boat for my town’s tug boat trail. Seems as if every town has some icon that represents them. When I lived in Allentown, I recall horses or mules. I believe Kingston has Peacocks. In our case, a tug boat as we have several ports….plus..Port Ewen is the name of my town. Last week I got a call from the township asking if I still wanted to paint one and I of course said yes. I pick it up today. Here is a Facebook link for the Tug Boat Trail:
They request that you paint it in acrylic paints and they will clear coat it. They will be posted around the town and then towards the fall, they are auctioned off. I am going to go to Joann’s and get a supply of fresh acrylic paints (lucky me I was just texted a 20% off entire order digital coupon) and brushes to do the job. My dilemma is what do I want to paint it like? I have had a suggestion of a Childhood Cancer theme as a tribute to my personal experiences with it. I have also had the idea of making it look similar to a viking ship, but am trying to figure out how to make that work. Since the viking ship landed here earlier this year, I thought that would be a nice tribute and idea. Ryan is going to help me brainstorm. Since his drawing skills surpass mine, he will draw/sketch and I will paint. When I pick it up this afternoon, I will post a picture of the blank canvas.
I am very excited about this. Its been years since I have painted anything other than a couple of ceramics at a local class. I will be happy when I settle on a design and set to it.
Edit: Here is the blank canvas…so to speak.