I love sailing and sailboats! In the past I've done quite a bit of sailing, in fact, lived on boats for a year while sailing a third of the way around the world. (More on that later, maybe.)
Unfortunately, I get seasick - crazy, I know - but I'm not alone. Many sailors suffer from it, but can't stay away from the wonderful lure of the sea, and the magical quality of being transported across the waves by the wind in the sails.
Since I've sailed in and out of many harbors, and also enjoyed watching boats come and go while on terra firma, this first in a series of sailboat paintings is titled "Leaving The Harbor".
I paint mostly from my imagination, so this harbor could be anywhere, and it's a beautiful sunny morning as the skipper in his classic wooden sloop heads out toward the open sea. The water is still calm and there's a light breeze. As soon as he clears the headland, the wind will pick up and the boat will be greeted by a gentle swell. That's my idea of a pleasant sail - no more stormy seas for me!
Click here to find out more about this painting: "Leaving The Harbor" 8"x10" Acrylic on canvas.
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