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Sketch for Dghajsa

Pencil on Hahnemuhle Aquarelle mat paper 500 gsm

12” X 9”


The name Dghajsa comes from Egypt but although the name might be, the design is not.

A light framed small boat, used by poorer fishermen, in the past, for costal work, it is now mostly used as tenders or nightime harbor fishing.

Some of these boats are 60 or more years old and I still remember the last ones being made 30 years ago.
In the video one might see quite a few of them interspersed among the “Luzzus”, another typically local, longer range, boat.

This one drawn is in the process of undergoing maintainance.


watercolour, boat, maritime, sea, fishing

A citizen of the world living predominantly on 3 continents.

Previously a Technical Designer and an Automotive designer.
Live in the European Summer on the island of Malta;
In the Asian Summer in Australia, in the American winter in the United States.

I live free of political intrigue and the need to be a part of a group. Nee nothing more than my computer, pad and paints and the will to explore humans to survive.

Retired in my 50s to find happiness, of which I am blessed.

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  • Ibrar Yunus
    Ibrar Yunusover 2 years ago

    amazing image…i like it!

  • Thank you so very much Zodiark.:o)

    – Ray-d

  • Zefira
    Zefiraover 2 years ago

    lovely work

  • Thank you Zefira.:o)

    – Ray-d

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciover 2 years ago

    SEPTEMBER 18th 2011

    Your participation with works/votes it is greatly appreciated

  • Great Scott…this is rather nice….Thank you.:o)

    – Ray-d

  • rosalin
    rosalinover 2 years ago

    awesome work ,,,,,,,,,,,,,

  • Thank you Rosalin.:o)

    – Ray-d

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 1 year ago

    Would you like to add to A Love of Boats group

  • Thank you indeed. I am very happy for you to add Dghajsa to your group..
    Thank you.

    – Ray-d

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 1 year ago


  • Thank you for featuring Dghajsa Kalarydar.

    – Ray-d

  • pauldana
    pauldanaover 1 year ago

    what a nice image, congratulations

  • Thank you so much Paul.:o)

    – Ray-d

  • MotherNature
    MotherNatureover 1 year ago

    This is indeed a handsome old wooden boat! Congratulations on your feature in A Love of Boats – FAVE:>)

  • Thank you Mother Nature. I love boats myself.:o)

    – Ray-d

  • timmburgess
    timmburgessover 1 year ago


  • Thank you Sir.
    Your selection is very pleasing.:o)

    – Ray-d

  • Dennis Melling
    Dennis Mellingover 1 year ago

    A lovely vintage image :)
    Congratulations on your feature in Traditional Wooden Boats

  • Thank you so much Dennis.:o)

    – Ray-d

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