Sailing in Close (2013) - GICLÉE PAPER PRINT
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Sailing in Close was done for a sister-in-law who lives on the Chesapeake Bay. My brother-in-law is an excellent professional photographer. They love and want to reserve the traditions and resources that are part of the Chesapeake Bay. The Skipjack oyster dredging sailboat is the state boat of Maryland. In an abstract display the painting shows a Skipjack going about its work. Very few of these boats remain. To enable them to be commercially viable they are permitted to have a motorized boat push them around a couple days a week. In the painting although no rigging is shown you can see a push boat hanging off the stern. As I painted the colors changed several times. Particularly the large triangle on the left was originally to be green but green did not work and yellow gave the painting its character. The sails on the boat were originally a light tan but again that color did not work as my wife pointed out and the sails became light blue. The colors in the painting balance each other and tie the painting together.