I have been painting up a storm, finishing up several larger paintings, but flopping on the smaller daily paintings (sigh). I have been working diligently on seascapes, but those mostly-blue scenes have me baffled, and if you add a sailboat to the picture...well, I have lots of bonfire material. I am sure there are lots of studies about the correlation between good paintings and the knowledge/experience the artist has with the subject and in the case of sailboats, I have zilch. I have been studying the relationship between sky/sea/boat, but it is clear to me I will have to spend more time at the harbor.
This is a scene from Algoma, Wisconsin, on the return from Door County last Fall. This was an "I brake for farms" moment. It was such a beautiful scene, and oh! that turquoise barn!