When I began crossing over to fine art painting from the world of commercial art, one of my primary goals was to create artwork that reflected the place that I called home. With my move a couple years ago to the southern Georgian Bay region, I greatly expanded the possibilities of painting subject matter from my earlier home. Living minutes from the shoreline of one of the Great lakes, it is common place to see boats and watercraft of all shapes and sizes out on the water as well as moored and awaiting the next nautical outing.
For me there is nothing more enticing and beautiful than the tall masted schooner, trimmed in wood, moving through water with resolve and grace, nothing but the sound of the wind in the sails left in its' wake. Its' very sighting triggers the imagination to consider a time not so long ago when this regions' waters were dominated by ships of trade that were powered by sail.
This painting was created by starting out with a striking image of this ship, and then creating my own version of sky and water to compliment it with the accent on high drama!