David Hawthorne Boatyard Abstractions

Evening Sail
40x43cms
Evening Sail
Sanding Mahogany
40x43cms
Sanding Mahogany
Moorings
40x43cms
Moorings
Under Covers
40x48cms
Under Covers
Ribbing
40x43cms
Ribbing
Masts at Night
40x43cms
Masts at Night
Stern
40x43cms
Stern
Till & Huff
40x43cms
Till & Huff
Oak Treads
39x47cms
Oak Treads
Oak Huffs
43x40cms
Oak Huffs
Tarring Planks
40x43cms
Tarring Planks
Wood on Water
40x43cms
Wood on Water

In his spare time,  when not painting, David restores traditional wooden boats.

In this series of abstracted paintings, he has taken ideas from the boats he works on and reduced shapes to a minimum of line and colour in order to extract the essence of the subject.

By distilling the lines of an object, the image is reduced to a minimum of detail. The painting may start out as an accurate sketch of part of a boat but becomes increasingly abstracted.

The distillation of line and restricted use of colour creates an abstract which is stripped of superfluous matter and open to differing interpretations and responses.

Skiff by Bank
42x39cms
Caulking
11” x 12”
Clinker
11” x 12”