Offshore Challenge

Offshore Challenge by artist William R. Beebe
Offshore Challenge by artist William R. Beebe
Offshore Challenge by artist William R. Beebe
Offshore Challenge by artist William R. Beebe
Offshore Challenge by artist William R. Beebe
Offshore Challenge by artist William R. Beebe

Offshore Challenge

15,000.00

Framed oil painting

24 x 28 (image size), oil on board

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There have been many times when I’ve been out on the Penobscot Bay and the Maine Windjammer fleet is barely moving.  It’s always a little disappointing to see the sails limp and the skipper at the helm waiting for a ripple on the water to indicate a breeze a comin’.  There have been a few times though when it’s been just the opposite.  This was the case in Offshore Challenge. The schooner Nathaniel Bowditch and the Heritage are depicted in a stiff wind, in deep water.  I wanted to capture a rolling sea, with the schooners at their best.  Graceful and yet workmanlike they manage the treacherous seas.  It is not only a testament to how well built the ships are, but to how skilled their Captain and crew must be.