Thursday, April 16, 2009

Old Peg Leg


On Tuesday I went into Kingston, New York, to renew my driver's license. Afterward I stopped to do a watercolor-pencil sketch of J. Massey Rhind's sculpture of "Old Peg Leg" Peter Stuyvesant. Stuyvesant the last director-general of New Holland. He lost his leg in 1644 and replaced it with a wooden peg stuck full of silver nails.

In a previous GJ post on bronze weathering, I showed an oil study of Rhind's sculpture of Governor Clinton.

8 comments:

Frank P. Ordaz said...

RRRRRRRRR maatee


by the way ...I saw a pirate documentary where the question was asked ..."Where did the pirate "RRRRRR matee" come from? Seems it came from an old B&W English action movie.

Smarty said...

Ha... I live in Bristol. RRRRR mate isn't said anymore (due to widespread commedic effect) but pirate speak is nothing more than a strong Bristolian accent. Lots of RRRRR. oo RRR duno.

Frank P. Ordaz said...

Great Smarty....You get the skinny on Gurney Journey....now shiver me timbers

Daroo said...

I'm pretty sure "Arrr" is actually "Aye" with the accent that Smarty mentioned (saying "I" would probably sound the same).

Smarty said...

Aye is more Yorkshire, which is actually where I'm from. I say 'Aye' all the time. The people where I'm living say Arr. :D

Shawn Escott said...

Your paintings from life are awesome!

r8r said...

I wonder if Stuyvesant was part of the inspiration for R E Howard's Solomon Kane?

Mark said...
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