Deborah Tilby (SFCA, OPAM)
Setting Sail (Original Art)
Oil on Panel
18" x 18" / 45.72cm x 45.72cm
Unframed (Canadian Dollar): $2,100.00
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I lived in England for 14 years quite a while ago and so enjoy it when I am able to get back there. A few years ago I took myself to Ireland and England on a 3 month painting trip. I spent 3 weeks painting in and around the village of Rye, which has a tidal river running through it. All the boats moored along its banks must time their departure and arrival carefully. On this morning, the tide had come in and quite a few of the big fishing vessels and small sailing boats were heading out. Of course that wonderful red sail caught my eye! The red against the green is a great colour combination, balanced by the two blue boats on either side and I deliberately allowed the boats at the edges to be loosely painted so as not to draw the eye. The whites form a triangle keeping the focus on the central boat.
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