Size: 12″ x 16″
Support: Stretched canvas
Description: A portrait painting of Robert at the helm of his sailboat. This oil painting on canvas is by artist Teresa Bernard. (See Artist Comments below.)
NOT FOR SALE: This painting is part of Teresa’s private art collection and is not for sale.
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 Intracoastal Waterway (ICW).
On this trip, Robert was in the Navy and 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 I was 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 as a family heirloom, but until that day comes, it will continue to hang in our living room.
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♦ “I really like your paintings–the portrait of your husband is very unusual in composition and the backlighting–wish I could see it in real life. Another that really caught my eye especially is the Sea of Galilee at Capernaum–the light in the sky is particularly indicative of something spiritual, even if one didn’t know a thing about the religious significance of the place.” — Elena M., Columbia, MD
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