Fair Winds on the Sea


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Fairwinds at Sea, 36×36 Acrylic, is a freedom seekers delight… especially if you love the changing light of the sky!

Like Monet, I felt like an explorer of the light… studying the way that the light affected the sky and water throughout the day. 

In the morning the colors were the deepest blues. Toward midday, the colors were silver with the brightness of the sun. At points, clouds come into the scene and make their debut to darken the sky. And at sunset, all this turns to pinks, goldens, and oranges. Then with the blink of an eye, the sun dives below the horizon and what is left is the magnificence of the sky that you see here.

The “fairwinds” of life, which can direct us through many periods of growth, require that we first give sail and surrender to them.  The Hindu mystic Ramakrishna understood the power of fairwinds in our life, writing: “The winds of grace blow all the time. All we need to do is set our sails.” 

Fair Winds on the Sea is a sailor’s Delight… painted on a balcony overlooking the Gulf of Mexico while an audience… like this one watched the process.