Sunday, February 20, 2011
I thought 'Moonlight Regatta' was a clever and completely fanciful title for this painting. Moonlight regattas however do occur around the world and there is a notable one at the North Shore Yacht Club at Port Washington NY. The winning boat gets to cook a complimentary breakfast the next morning for the rest of the contestants in their division. Be that as it may, I thought this scene will captivate the attention of those even remotely involved with sailing. If you look closely at the detail, each yacht has its own little light source. Perhaps more than anything to warn others that there is a yacht where the light is! However on such a moonlit night yachts would not be hard to see.
There is something mellow and soft about moonlight shadows. There is a quiteness to them too - what do you think?
Moonlight Regatta - 100x100cm - oil/acrylic on canvas - $4950
Available Artworx Gallery, Goolwa