The Flag On the Bull
Oil on panel, 9"x12"
Private Collection

A New Angle

The quick draw at the 2016 Paint Annapolis was held on the final day of the event. I found a sandbagger sloop known as the "Bull" moored at the dock in front of the National Sailing Hall of Fame. It was a gorgeous sailboat, but I just couldn't find an angle that I liked in combination with the background. Finally, I set up behind the boat. I knew that this would be extremely difficult from a perspective standpoint, but I decided to keep going with the theme and once again try something new. I used everything I'd experienced during the week and just went for it. A few hours later, and I was satisfied. I was very surprised and honored when the painting won the People's Choice Award.

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