Remembering my past as a sailor

I was very fortunate to grow up on the West Coast (California) with a large family who spent a lot of time on the water. I lived on the Balboa Peninsula and we owned a historic old wooden racing sailboat. It was a 60 foot 10 meter racing cutter  called the Branta, built in Germany in 1926. We raced up and down the coast and spent many of our days at the various islands off the coast, like Catalina and Santa Cruz. During races, we would raise the large spinnaker when sailing downwind. Although our spinnaker was red and white stripes, I painted this sailboat with a yellow and white sail. This 36x48" painting is called "Spinnaker Downwind" and has a soft palette and layers of texture. Hope you enjoy it. Message me if interested. Thanks.
I was very fortunate to grow up on the West Coast (California) with a large family who spent a lot of time on the water. I lived on the Balboa Peninsula and we owned a historic old wooden racing sailboat. It was a 60 foot 10 meter racing cutter called the Branta, built in Germany in 1926. We raced up and down the coast and spent many of our days at the various islands off the coast, like Catalina and Santa Cruz. During races, we would raise the large spinnaker when sailing downwind.
Although our spinnaker was red and white stripes, I painted this sailboat with a yellow and white sail. This 36×48″ painting is called “Spinnaker Downwind” and has a soft palette and layers of texture. Hope you enjoy it. Message me if interested. Thanks.

spinnaker-downwind-36x48

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2 thoughts on “Remembering my past as a sailor

  1. You can smell the ocean breeze ,
    Feel the wind caressing your face. All had a smile while crewing with your Dad.
    What a breath of fresh air and peace this painting will bring to whom ever decides to love it.

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