In July I got to spend some quality time with blue paint, rolling and tipping it onto the floorboards of one of my gondolas. The new shade of blue was a nice color update, and I was quite pleased with the result, but there were a few surprises along the way.
In boat painting, as in life, you don't always know the challenges you'll face when you begin a project.
Like I said, each time I paint is another opportunity to learn...but this time I learned about something other than brush strokes and product mixing.
This time I learned about raccoons.
They're curious, and if you leave something out, no matter what it is, they'll want to check it out - maybe mess with it.
I always try to keep a brush in thinner overnight so I can use it again the next day. This brush was neatly placed beneath the rear bumper of a vehicle in my driveway, with boxes around two sides.
Aw, but never underestimate the curiosity of wildlife.
It seems (and the evidence is pretty clear) that a raccoon decided to investigate my thinner cup, knocked it over, did a little painting of his own, and backed out of the place.
Raccoons - they're curious...and artistic too.