Monday, November 28, 2011

Monterey Clipper in yard

                                                12"x16" Oil on linen                                                        
I really enjoy boatyard painting.   There is almost always a lot of clutter and interesting activity, and boats, of course.  This particular work was prompted by my admiration of the subject boat, a historic hull type of the California fishing fleet, called a "Monterey Clipper".  It is frequently seen in the paintings of the early west coast plein air painters;  it was much beloved for it's graceful bow and sheer line.  Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving.  I attended a very large family reunion in Covington, La over the holiday, and a Thanksgiving dinner around New Orleans,is really a dieter's nightmare.  I'll be eating small portions of healthy (ugh!) food for the next month.                                     Mike

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