Sketching Wrecks

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I went out to paint a couple of days ago and made a conscious decision to paint something because i found it interesting, not because there would be a market for it. I came across a capsized boat next to Refshalevej near Christiania. I thought, there’s a good motif with difficult angles, curves and foreshortening. I’ll paint that. People started to come and have a look, including the man in a neighbouring float. He told me that the rich people on the other side of the moat are up in arms about this ‘ugly’ sight and want it removed and yet, here I am painting it, deeming it somehow aesthetic. To think I unknowingly documented a case that is current for Christiania and its neighbourhood. And to think I have a buyer!

 

Bingo!

 

 

The Capsized Boat

The Capsized Boat

 

 

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Leah Robb