#Dazzle #Leith #Dazzleship #WW1 #Every #Women @EdArtFest @1418NOW @PhillipsCiara

Post by Lynn and Paul Henni

Creation of a modern dazzle ship.

Paul and I visited the port of Leith when we first heard work had started on painting MV Fingal to create, Every Woman, a dazzle ship co-commissioned by 1418NOW and EdArtFest as part of the WW1 commemorations.  This is it grey and ready for painting by Ciara Phillips and assistants.

Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

We returned a week later, and amazingly, the sun was still shining on Leith.  A few bold sweeps of blue and pink had already appeared.

Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

Somewhat perilous position for painting – here the artist and her assistant appeared to be marking up the underside ready for the bold pattern to follow.

Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

Today – after a wait for the sunshine to return and raise the temperature enough for me  to be able to operate the camera – I saw the fabulous design in full glory; slightly reminiscent of Lichtenstein, it certainly dazzled!  It’s well worth a visit – it looks as though it will be around for another couple of days.

Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

 

 

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