Salcombe Art Club Exhibition Preview: Merlins Crossing the Bar
Merlins Crossing the Bar is one of a crop of six new paintings destined for the Salcombe Art Club Summer Exhibition.
- 136 Sunset at Start Point II
- 137 Longstone
- 138 Merlins Crossing the Bar
- 139 Watching the Merlins Race
- 140 Noss Mayo Sunset
- 143 Yawls at Salcombe Harbour Hotel
Right now, they are with the framer so they are not available to view just yet. However, if you want to purchase ahead of the Exhibition, and save 10% on the price (they range from £500 to £750), contact me to arrange a private viewing ahead of handing day on 24 March.
Merlins Crossing the Bar
This is yet another oil inspired by the wonderful Merlin sailors who love to race in our beautiful estuary with all its challenges.
The spinnakers are not just difficult to paint but, in reality, need very good sailors to fly these.
I remember that as a skill I once had in Fireballs, many many years ago.
Now my sailing days are over, I’m content to capture the joy and the challenge, through my painting.
From oil painting to fine art greetings card
Many of my originals are also available as a fine art greetings card. I call it affordable art!
For this particular composition, part of the image had to be cropped to create the required square shape for the card. If you compare this image with the featured image above, you’ll notice the Merlin with the pink spinnaker didn’t make it onto the card version.
It still works as an image though, and I’m sure it will be as popular as others cards featuring Merlins, especially during Merlin Rocket week: 8-13 July.
This is Merlins and shows these magnificent craft racing past Mill Bay.
And this is one of the new crop: Watching the Merlins Race.