"Hope is the anchor of our souls. I know of no one who is not in need of hope - young or old, strong or weak, rich or poor.
— James E. Faust
I have to admit, I am hopelessly attracted to desolate boats moored in reflective waters. Taken hostage and dragged aboard by the promise of quiet stillness and solitude, I rarely put up a fight.
To me, empty boats are a metaphor for our own small earthly vessels. Tossed about through changing tides—weathering the relentless storms life throws our way—we survive afloat tethered securely to trust and anchored in the light of hope.
Finding such a little craft resting in the light of a breaking dawn or a setting sun always compels me to start pulling out paints and brushes. This is the latest from my boat series. It's the largest so far, 30x40" on stretched gallery wrap canvas.
I am entering this piece in a show so it's not up for sale quite yet, but will be after March 5th. If anyone is interested please email me. All of my boat paintings are also available for reproduction as prints or on stretched canvas.