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Sunbathing Boats

Cassandra Swierenga's avatar Cassandra Swierenga

Two boats quietly floating in a bay in Ireland caught my attention- such serenity and fabulous light reminded me of two sunbathers relaxing under a bright, cloud dappled sky. This painting lounged around my studio for a couple years unfinished. I picked up a palette knife one day this spring and redid half the painting, releasing the background of its focus. The boats floated into focus and with a few additional changes the painting was finally finished. Sometimes letting go of something you love, like the beautiful background I had previously created, brings to focus the calm and beauty that is right in front of you.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1.25 inches
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Width: 22 inches
  • Year created: 2017
  • Height: 28 inches