Monday, May 28, 2012
My painting has landed in Germany! It will be there for at least two years, and then who knows where it will land next.
I have a nephew in the US Air Force. This painting was a gift to him and his wife. They soon gave birth to a son. I was thrilled when they choose a 'nautical' theme for his bedroom. All sorts of ships sail along the walls, including mine!
The 'Tall' ships have always been my favorites. However the multi-sails and rigging require study to accurately portray in a painting. It's hard to 'fudge' (cheat). Still, watching current versions glide along the water gives me goose bumps. Maybe one day I'll take the plunge! Or the plank?
Well, I may never see Europe, but part of me is being seen over there. It's quite exciting. Now, where's my pirate hat?
Thanks for reading ~
"Abandoned Boat" by Dixie
Mike De Butts adds the finishing touches to a giant Baobab Tree sculpture entitled 'Under the Baobab', outside the Southbank Centre on May 24, 2012 in London, England.
The Pirate Technics' installation is made from a selection of brightly colored fabrics from around the world.
It is part of the Southbank Centre's 'Festival of the World' exhibition, which includes a series of large scale pieces of art that will be in place around the Southbank centre over the Summer.
(Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)