On the easelCurrent paintings & projects

painting in progress by Elizabeth R. Whelan
November, 2019

"Heading out this morning..."

I'm calling this painting 'Race Morning', as it captures the breeze and action of a Saturday morning race in the nearby island waters.

This is a detail from the 36" x 24" painting, showing the boat is heading out to the start line. I am reminded of the song by the 1970's group Heart, "Heading out this morning into the sun, Riding on the diamond waves..."

This is the schooner Juno, built here on Martha's Vineyard by the talented designers and boat builders at Gannon & Benjamin Marine Railway. This painting will be available at The Carnegie in Edgartown winter art show and sale, opening December 12th and running until Christmas 2019.