“Meter Yacht by Island” is 24×36″ and was inspired by old photos of my family sailboat. I spent most of my childhood sailing with my family and racing along the coast of California.
Most of the top sky and bottom of the painting is metallic gold (many layers) and I really like how the golds change reflections as you walk around it. Again, it is a gallery wrap, ready to hang.
(Please pass this post on to friends who have a sailing past.)
As a child and into my adulthood, I spent a lot of time with my family, sailing up and down the coast of California. My large family (8 kids) learned to sail, race, explore and play on the various islands off the coast and get very close to nature. We had an old wooden boat that was one of the few 10 meter cutters left in the world. It was built in 1926 in Germany. Teak decks, varnish, a lot of sail area like the 12 meters and very fast. It was a wonderful salty life.
Recently I sketched with scene from memories of the races. “Afternoon Winds” is 30×40″ and most of the sky and water is several layers of metallic golds. It is quite stunning in person because light makes the golds shine.
Here are some additional sailing paintings: And a photo of the family yacht.