An initial drawing for the picnic painting, again from a work completed in the early 90s. I need a general concept, an overall layout, a tonal map, a flavour, a plan I can make my own. Ships are built in cradles and when part built are launched leaving the cradle behind on the land. I need here such a cradle as an early support. These three pictures that I am working on need all to leave the security and safety of previous success. A commitment to deep water, a belief in the new is always hard.