Making For Safe Harbor
Digital Art - Digital Painting/photographic Art
I have a tremendous backlog of paintings I did during my two post-surgical recovery periods and most of them are experimental - trying various digital painting techniques and styles, with or without textures. All are a part of the digital learning curve for me and I've yet to settle on a single style I'd call my own. I'm going to post a number of them fairly close together - which is unusual for me - and would really welcome constructive insights from those of you who are old hands at this or just naturally better painters - lol.
Not being a sailor, I'm not certain of the type of boat this is. I believe it's a small ketch but if there's a sailing aficionado out there who can steer me to the correct ship I'll be happy to change the information!
To assist going to windward, a ketch may carry one or more jibs or foresails. If a ketch has no jibs, it is called a cat ketch or a periauger. On older, larger ketches the main mast may in addition carry one or more square rigged topsails.
The large fore-and-aft sail on the mainmast is the mainsail, while the sail on the mizzen mast is the mizzen. These sails may be any type of fore-and-aft sail, in any combination. Most modern ketches are Bermuda rigged, but other possible rigs on a ketch include gunter rigs and gaff rigs. The Scots Zulu, for example, had a dipping lug main with a standing lug mizzen.
The ketch is popular in northern Europe and among long distance cruisers as, compared to a sloop, the additional sail allows for a better balance, and a smaller more easily-handled mainsail. An advantage of the ketch is when sudden increases in wind strength require a rapid reefing: the mainsail can be dropped, reducing sail and leaving a balanced sail-plan with jib and mizzen set. The ketch rig also allows sailing on mizzen and jib only without introducing excessive lee helm, and in an emergency can be quite well steered without use of the rudder. When running before the wind or reaching across the wind, a ketch may set extra sails such as a spinnaker on the main mast, and a spinnaker or mizzen staysail on the mizzen mast.
Again, please forgive me if I cannot respond to each comment in a truly timely fashion! I'm trying to say my thank yous by visiting each of you instead. I do thank you always for your marvelous support and encouragement.
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September 8th, 2013
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