Friday, March 4, 2011

Becalmed - Victor Harbor

Recently while driving into Victor Harbor, I noticed a bundle of yachts on the shore of the yacht club getting ready to race. I took photos of the activity and wondered how they would sail at all in the very calm conditions. Passing by again in about an hour, all the yachts of various classes were stuck  in the bay with not a breath to get them going. It was something I had not seen before and I knew it would be the basis of a series of paintings.
This painting is the first of the series that will no doubt find their way into quite a few art shows this year. I have been selective as to how many yachts I have put in the painting - there were many more than this.
It is for me the epitome of tranquility- it was a grand sight and I shall not forget it. Now I share it.
Becalmed - Victor Harbor - Acrylic on canvas - 70x60cm


Mz Friz said...

Where is Victor Harbor, exactly? Lovely painting.

Mike Barr said...

Victor is situated on the south coast of South Australia. It is the playground of the south.