12x16 Oil on Canvas Board
From ice boats to sailboats! Every so often, I enter the International Artist Magazine competition. I haven't had any luck so far, but if you don't try, you can't win! The present competition is "Seascapes, Rivers, and Lakes". I've had this picture partially started, sitting on the studio floor for about 2 years. There had been a regatta on the Bay and we weren't participating, so I found a great spot near the windward mark and took some photos. It was a wonderful blustery day. The dark boat is in the process of taking down the Spinnaker (the big colorful sail that flies at the front of the boat.)
I'm not sure if I will enter this one. It was a nice change from painting snow scenes, although the colors seem somewhat similar!