I have spent much of my free daylight hours over the last couple weeks putting paint on the Peace Canoe. Today,at about 10:30 AM local,I made some final touch-ups and called her done.
Obviously there are little things that make me cringe (that only I will likely notice,for the most part),but on the whole,I am pleased with the boat. If I do say so,the colors work well. I agonized a bit on this point,so it is good that the results are so positive.
Part of the reason the results are so good is that the design is a good one. I had moved the boat into the front yard to paint (we have an oak the rains acorns),and as I began to see the boat from a shallow angle on the port side,I began to fall in love with the sheer.
Well done,John Harris.
By the way,I wish I had moved to the front yard months ago. I have gotten tons of complements from folks walking by (we live on a main path to the local coffee shop),as well as several drive-bys (including a “Damn! Good job,sir!”from a dude in a utility van). It has been a thrill. Of course,if I had been working there earlier,there may have been more commentary on the work in progress (“yes,I DO know that that piece is cracked!!!”)…