While painting the previous version of this I was struck by the concentration and care the painter was taking over this work. So I tried to capture the mixture of tension and relaxed confidence in his hands.
This watercolour is on Fabriano and is 500 x 350 mm.
This paper can take absolutely no beating. It seems anything more than the most gentle worrying with a brush rubs the surface off. Also it has hardly any seizing so the colour soaks in quite quickly.
There is a whole team of support staff in the harbour – each with different coloured shirts. The community in Kalk Bay supply the security, maintenance and cleaning staff. It is all quite pleasant.