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I took no camera on my two month sailing trip last year but came back with two full sketchbooks and a story to tell. From Galapagos to Easter Island and round Cape Horn to the Falkland on board Dutch sailing ship 'Tecla', we experienced the beauty and power of the Pacific and Southern Ocean.
Every day I filled a page or two of my sketchbook journal and all the pages are here, reflecting the challenges and joys of painting at sea.
Published by Golden Duck, A5, full colour, 180 pages, £17.50 including post and packing.
£17.50 (including postage)
ONE LINE AT A TIME: Why drawing is good for you and how to do it
If you'd tried to draw and got stuck, or if you've always wanted to learn but think that drawing is only something that 'artists' do, then this is for you.
All the basic techniques that I teach in my workshops are here, along with plenty of encouragement and reasons to keep going.
Above all, drawing is a natural, enjoyable, human thing to do and this book will help you make it part of your life.
“Claudia Myatt's 'One Line at a Time' takes a refreshing look at building confidence with drawing, showing that it's a skill that can be learnt by anyone”
Leisure Painter Magazine
100 pages. Full colour. Published by Golden Duck Publishing.
SPECIAL OFFER: Buy a copy of 'One Line at a Time' (£14.99) along with 'Keeping a Sketchbook Diary' (£11.50) for £20.
A colourful cartoon-style guide to sailing small boats. First published in 2005 and now into its third reprint. Designed for 7-12 year olds, but beginner adults are finding it useful too! Contains the basic RYA syllabus with as many jokes and useful tips as I could fit in.
Full colour, 80 pages A4 paperback. Published by the Royal Yachting Association.
£12.99 (including postage)
This book is for everyone, not just for sailors. It’s all about water – starting with the history of the planet and ending up with the water from your tap. Marine conservation, wildlife, rockpools, crabbing, how to get electricity from water, the weirdest creatures that live in the ocean, and plenty more besides…. writing this book made me think about water and the sea in an entirely new way, and I hope you will too. There is a lovely and very comprehensive review on http://goo.gl/WhBM4
Full colour, 104 pages. Published by the Royal Yachting Association.
£8.99 (including postage)
Log Book For Children
A cruising log for youngsters with an illustrated guide to navigation. It was first produced in 2004, inspired by my son James when he was 11 to stop him getting bored on long passages and help to feel he was contributing to the chartwork. The book is now in its second edition, expanded and improved with the thumbs up from the cruising experts at the RYA.
Spiral bound, A4 paperback, single colour, 64 pages. Published by Starfish Books.
£12.99 (including postage)