Saturday, June 15, 2013

Sailing Ship

In honor of Ocracoke Island's seafaring traditions I share with you today a pen & ink sketch I made of a  three-masted, square rigged sailing vessel. Many years ago dozens of ships like this one might be seen offshore, or anchored near Ocracoke.

This month's Ocracoke Newsletter is a tribute to a wonderful man who did much for Ocracoke Island, Marvin Wyche Howard (1897-1969). You can read it here:


  1. Anonymous7:33 AM

    NC Mainlander can only imagine the time and patience required to draw this handsome sailing vessel. Thanks for sharing. You have been blessed with so many talents, Philip!

  2. Anonymous9:27 AM

    you could no doubt do a fantastic T-shirt business. drawing inspiration from OI, your images imprinted on t shits, sold on line could build a college fund. i.e. a Hummit an OI guy that likes hummus LOL All kidding aside people like t shirts as souvenirs and you have talent thank you for sharing.