“SHOULD’A STAYED AT HOME
This painting is my remembrance of my first design, FRANCES. I sailed her singlehanded to the Newport Boat Show in 1975 and because it was so well received I was able to start my career as a yacht designer. On the way back I got around Cape Ann and the wind began to come on hard from the southeast. I was tired and thought I’d try to get into Newburyport and when I got there the tide was ebbing through the breakwaters that protect the Merrimac River bar, creating a barrier of some formidable breakers that I had to get through. I made it, obviously. This painting is one of the results, and as of this weekend it has found a new and happy home. It will grace the main bulkhead of Apogee 50, Hull numer 8, and I’ll be proud to have her there.
I’m washed up now as a yacht designer, but I can still paint. Have a look at my “other” website www.painefineart.com and tell me what you think.