Desert Sail


9" x 12" acrylic paint on stretched canvas cradle. Why a "dessert" sail? I don't know, but sailboats are one of my favorite motifs. My husband taught me to sail, and I used to take a Sunfish out on a small lake by myself. Even if I tipped it over I could right it by pulling on the daggerboard and flipping it back up out of the water. I'm not the best sailor, but I DO love feeling the wind on my face :)

I found a piece of metal (arch-shaped, with cut-out sections) on one of my daily walks. I'm not sure what it is or where it came from, but it has inspired designs in many of my paintings. I originally created this painting in 2017 but put it aside because I wasn't happy with the colors. Recently I revised it with by sanding the surface and reapplying certain areas of acrylic paint.

I gave my 15-year old grandson a summer job uploading item data to my Etsy shop. He is an aspiring writer, so one of his duties was to write his thoughts about my artwork:
✒︎ Tybo’s Tall Tales: This piece is of the powers of the gods, allowing for the ship to soar over sand and sea alike, and the captain's travels are filled with the adventures of heroes. Too bad we'll never hear of them...

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