Author Archives: chriswoodartist

About chriswoodartist

painter, print-maker and illustrator

DEBEN 4 TONNER : LEADING WIND : progress report

    January 2018 The story of LEADING WIND, a DEBEN 4 TONNER, built by WHISSTOCKS of Woodbridge in SUFFOLK in 1937 and launched in 1938. She spent the war years in Port Navas in Cornwall, this was followed by

DEBEN 4 TONNER : LEADING WIND : progress report

    January 2018 The story of LEADING WIND, a DEBEN 4 TONNER, built by WHISSTOCKS of Woodbridge in SUFFOLK in 1937 and launched in 1938. She spent the war years in Port Navas in Cornwall, this was followed by

Keel off, engine out ! Progress Report : Deben 4 Tonner : Leading Wind

one disreputable looking keel plus a very sad collection of keel bolts ! The keel before it was transported into the shed – note the chunks of filler that faired in the ballast keel in with the boat ! The

Keel off, engine out ! Progress Report : Deben 4 Tonner : Leading Wind

one disreputable looking keel plus a very sad collection of keel bolts ! The keel before it was transported into the shed – note the chunks of filler that faired in the ballast keel in with the boat ! The

Leading Wind : June 2018 update

Leading Wind has a new home in sunny Sussex ! She made the epic journey from Bosham carpark to Birdham Pool Marina in one piece and thankfully without a hitch. Now she is having some well earned rest and recuperation

Leading Wind : June 2018 update

Leading Wind has a new home in sunny Sussex ! She made the epic journey from Bosham carpark to Birdham Pool Marina in one piece and thankfully without a hitch. Now she is having some well earned rest and recuperation

“Nature Transformed” / “A Level” art for beginners

Over the last year, for an hour and a half each week, I have been privately tutoring an “A Level” Fine Art student together his younger sister. I began my academic career in a sixth form college,  where I taught

“Nature Transformed” / “A Level” art for beginners

Over the last year, for an hour and a half each week, I have been privately tutoring an “A Level” Fine Art student together his younger sister. I began my academic career in a sixth form college,  where I taught

History Repeats Itself : Deben 4 Tonner : Leading Wind

Two thoughts for the day : 1. Boats are dangerous mistresses : 2. Beware of social media Over the years I have owned a ragtag  collection of boats and my latest is no exception, “Leading Wind, a Deben 4 Tonner,

History Repeats Itself : Deben 4 Tonner : Leading Wind

Two thoughts for the day : 1. Boats are dangerous mistresses : 2. Beware of social media Over the years I have owned a ragtag  collection of boats and my latest is no exception, “Leading Wind, a Deben 4 Tonner,

So Long and Thanks For All The Fish

I’m not sure how to describe the last few days – the End of an Era, the Dawn of a new beginning or a return to normality ! Some of you may know that I am a founder member of

So Long and Thanks For All The Fish

I’m not sure how to describe the last few days – the End of an Era, the Dawn of a new beginning or a return to normality ! Some of you may know that I am a founder member of

Perspective, Composition & Portsmouth

Week 7 and my Computer Games Students have begun the rocky road to understanding the complexities of perspective and composition. As a self directed study (homework) they were asked to go out and do a photo shoot around Portsmouth. The

Perspective, Composition & Portsmouth

Week 7 and my Computer Games Students have begun the rocky road to understanding the complexities of perspective and composition. As a self directed study (homework) they were asked to go out and do a photo shoot around Portsmouth. The