‘Winter morning, Irvine Harbourside’, Pastel, 2003
This is a drawing I did 10 years ago. It was based on a view I had through my monocular looking around the river to where the ‘City of Adelaide’ was resting on a slipway. On the morning in question it was bright and cold and a very slight layer of snow had fallen the previous night. In this drawing you can just see the prow or stern of the ship. As you will have seen if you’ve visited my blog this week, this grand old ship was moved from the place it has sat for over 20 years and is now on a barge waiting a long trip to Australia, where it is to be restored.
It has been quite a landmark on the harbour side here in Irvine and will be missed by many I’m sure. That said, it’s great that someone is putting up the money to restore it to its former glory.
I’m much temped to do a few new drawings of this ship while it is still on the River Irvine.