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04-15-2007, 11:56 PM
Back in 1977 Canada hosted the Summer Olympics.My job was as a rescue boat(inflatable) for the sail races in Hamilton,Ontario.The rest of the events were in Montreal.Here is(WAS) the start of the first race from that year.
All acrylic on 300lb. weight paper. What do you think.

04-16-2007, 12:20 AM
Awesome, Anthony - lots of interest and movement, but the simplified water and sky give the eye somewhere to rest, balancing it all - so excellent composition, I think!!!!!!

04-16-2007, 12:47 AM
:wave: Hi Ruth!
Thankee kindly:D Bit bust though huh! Jostling at this point in the race leads to collisions.Hehehehehe:lol:

04-16-2007, 02:19 AM
Anthony: this is wonderful. So cheerful and colorful. I really like it. Jan

04-16-2007, 03:33 AM
Thank you Jan:wave:
It sure was a lot to squeeze into one frame:lol: Here is a better shot(maybe) Seems I cut off the leading vessels:evil: :lol:

04-16-2007, 09:10 AM
This is great Tony. Love the movement you have going here.
I think it was '76 because my brother got married that year plus the Olympics always falls on an even year number.

04-16-2007, 10:02 AM
Love the color balance. Nice work.

04-16-2007, 10:11 AM
Hi Tony,
Where ya been? I love the colors in this one. I think the waterscapes,seascapes may be your forte. This is really great!

04-16-2007, 10:21 AM
This one brings back memories of the major regattas on Barnegat Bay from my childhood.

Nicely executed and oh that color.

04-16-2007, 10:40 AM
This is really cool Tony. I like the composition, especially after you posted the photo of the full painting.

04-16-2007, 11:43 AM
Hey Tony welcome back! Theres something about the red and white sai in the center that throws me off. I do like the over all painting though

Lady Carol
04-16-2007, 04:33 PM
My sister did that job when it was hosted in Sydney. I thought that was such a cool way to see part of the Olympics. Her hubby was involved in the lighting and sound for the opening and closing ceremonies, so they got to see a lot for nothing.

This is wonderfully colourful and full of action.

04-16-2007, 07:05 PM
I agree with Gail - you do a great job with seascapes and sailing vessels! Lovely!

04-17-2007, 01:32 AM
Well....:crying: It's official!!! I just got my 4th star! I talk a lot:lol: :thumbsup: It is so easy to do when there are so many nice folks to talk to here in this forum:heart:
Thank you today to Audrey,Debbie,Gail,Howard,Ann,Doc,Carol and Celeste for coming by to see by latest:wave: I am so glad to hear that you like it.I was a bit worried about the composition being too crowded but that is what a yacht race looks like.
Doc,that sail a"Boomer spinnaker" is an unusual and not so attractive shape but boy oh boy,does it catch wind.:lol:

04-17-2007, 04:16 AM
Hi Anthony, AWESOME work. I just love this one! Bravo. :)

chammi kaiser
04-17-2007, 04:24 AM
Lots of lovely colour and movement Tony. Full of the joys of summer. Well done.

04-17-2007, 05:22 AM
Hi Lisa:) You do!!! Thanks so much!!

04-17-2007, 05:24 AM
Hey there Chamni!:) It is a happy painting,huh! I am glad you think so too!

04-17-2007, 06:10 AM
Congrats on your fourth star btw.

04-17-2007, 07:12 AM
Thanks Howard:D I feel so humble...and chatty:lol:

04-17-2007, 01:05 PM
This is such a bright cheerful painting. Just love it. How did you get four stars? Are you now a general? Am I missing something?