HANDS AND ROPE

Hands and rope. these are two drawings from last weekend when Dalvero Academy reportaged the sailing of the Charles W. Morgan on her 38th voyage. She went from Mystic Seaport to New London on March 17th. These hands/rope drawings were made the following day when the crew was attaching the sails to the jibs to […]

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In The Rigging

As some of you may know, Dalvero Academy (with Studio 1482) has been documenting the restoration of the whale-ship the Charles W. Morgan for the last few years. We had an exhibit of our reportage and illustration work inspired by the restoration, which opened at Mystic Seaport in 2012. (www.dalveromystic.com) This summer, The Charles W. […]

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Mystic Town

Here is a drawing with watercolor of the Morgan, the crane and the town of Mystic behind it. The history of this town is incredible. This scene is after the heavy mast was erected onto the ship, when the crane was dropping cement weights into the hull as ballast. To see more of my reportage […]

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Morgan Mast

I was at Mystic Seaport yesterday with members of Dalvero to watch and reportage the foremast of the Morgan being installed. In nuatical terms it’s called “stepping” and it’s a great milestone for a ship, done with great ceremony. It was such a wonderful drawing experience. The boat, the crane, the ropes and the crew […]

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The Ship Hands

Another early piece from the work done for the Dalvero Academy show at Mystic Seaport, Restoring a Past, Charting a Future, that came down last week. This was one of the first prints I did in the process of working on the piece that eventually went on display. I played around with block, screen, and […]

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Launch

                                      She is finally in the water.  After years of restoration we witnessed the Morgan being placed in her natural habitat. As you can see from the drawing the event was jam packed with people. Eddie Peña

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A toast!

Last Sunday I traveled with the Dalvero artists to witness (and draw) the launch of the Charles W. Morgan, the only surviving wooden whale ship in the world. (If you remember, we currently have an exhibit of art documenting her restoration and history at the seaport – see it at www.dalveromystic.com.)  A launch means that […]

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the morgan

Had a chance to travel back up to Mystic Seaport last weekend, to make a few more drawings of the Morgan before they lower her back into the water. The Dalvero Academy exhibit artists will be there to document the event and we want to do a few more drawings before it happens. It’s amazing […]

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Newport Harbor

A long acquainted sister to Mystic’s busy shore . It is early Sunday, here in Newport, Rhode Island. Ah, the crisp morning air feels so good as I’m graced by the essence of fresh coffee and warm fudge being prepared for the day’s sales. The familiar is genuinely comforting. I draw, but am not alone, […]

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Slipped Hitch Knot

This is a drawing of a slipped hitch knot that was used on whaleboats. The knot is called the slipped hitch, because it came apart fairly easily. Once the whale was spotted, those boats had to move out quickly! This is one of a series of drawings of knots I did in preparation for our […]

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Craftsmanship

This is a drawing of workers planing wood for use in the restoration of the Charles W. Morgan, the only wooden whale ship left in the world. Along with 23 other artists of Dalvero Academy, I am exhibiting art about the Morgan in the show: Restoring a Past, Charting a Future, which opened to the […]

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Whale Song Drawings

I listened to some recordings of whale songs and made this drawings while I was listening to them. The whale songs are beautiful and soulful. I used these whale song drawings in my art for the Dalveromystic Exhibit which will be opening at Mystic Seaport on April 28, 2012, at Mystic, Connecticut. The exhibit is […]

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