The Boat Builder's House

by Susan Abbott
 

14" x 18", watercolor on Arches paper, Private collection

 

While I was painting this little house with its overgrown garden, an older gentleman came out the front door to take a look. He showed me his small workshop in the side yard, where he was building an Abaco dory;  I found out later he's one of the last men in the islands using hand tools to create these beautiful little boats.