Anna Maria

Anna Maria

Being a good family man, and putting distance between present day life and my youth, I learned a great lesson. Naming your boat comes with a homeric price. I will never again christen a 30′ Cris Craft Cavelier with lap strait sideding and being made entirely out of wood “The Italian Galleon!” That’s a story for another day.
On a fine day I was flipping through a boaters magazine and dreaming of standing at the helm of a large vessel with one of those five and dime captian’s hats. I would be barking out orders to my family, “secure that line, adjust that springer you mutton head, and don’t put gasoline in the gunnel, etc” and looking all captainian, (I know it’s not a word). Then I woke up! I noticed a beautiful picture on the opposit page of a craft that was washed ashore. The thought of building it in a glass medium was to say at the least, challenging. I dedicated it to my oldest daughter Annie, and onward I went. The boat was constructed board by board. I experimented with shadows off the bow and in the clouds. The vessel “Anna Maria” is pitched away from the viewer. In the foreground is a wooden barrel as well as a lifeboat. The beach sand is a very textured glass that I found as junk. The picture is 28″x28″. It is framed in an old window that was salvaged from a home in New Hampshire. The greenery pictured in the lower right hand corner depicts a red bird of paradise, a type of heliconia as as is contained in many of my artworks.

 

 

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