Portrait of Robert

portrait oil painting

© Copyright 2003 – Present

Size: 12″ x 16″
Support: Stretched canvas

Artist Comments: This painting is a portrait of my husband Robert at the helm of our sailboat Misty Blue. I did this painting from a photo I took during a trip we made on the boat going up the Innercoastal Waterway.

On this particular trip Robert, who was in the Navy at the time, was being transferred from Jacksonville FL to the naval base in Norfolk VA. We had to figure out a way to move our 36 ft. sailboat from a marina near where we lived in FL to VA so we decided to sail it instead of having it shipped. (That decision saved us a ton of money and made us rich with memories!) At first we were sailing out in open waters up the east coast, but a storm suddenly came up forcing us to go inland and up the ICW instead. It was a bit frightening for me when we encountered that storm because it was my first sailing trip, however Robert handled it and the sails like the sailing pro he is!

Robert was on deployment with his ship at sea for six months when I started his portrait. I finished it before his return. He had no idea was I doing this painting and was very surprised to see his portrait when he returned home.

This painting is part of my private art collection and is not for sale. One day it will be passed down to his son Travis has a family heirloom, but until that day it will continue to hang in our living room.