Here are some remarkable images of Deb Mackie’s development of the boat in her Lady of Shallott exhibit, with her notes.

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Boat finished and painted. But… It looks like a plain old rowboat. Time to get out the putty.
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Added some epoxy putty to make the boat look more like the one in the painting. The putty will cure tonight, then get shaped, sanded and painted tomorrow.
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Prow detailing roughed in with epoxy putty
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Stern detailing roughed in with epoxy putty
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Down she came and found a boat,
Beneath a willow left afloat…
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…And round about the prow she wrote
the “Lady of Shalott”
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Re-painted the lettering to loo a bit less “magic marker.” Still rougher than I’d like, but considering the lady supposedly wrote it on there herself…this is one of those “interpretive” moments. I could leave it looking more handwritten and true to the poem, but in miniature it looks less like an intentionally “handwritten” look and more like I merely did a bad job of it.