We’ve all heard the saying:
Red sky at night, sailor’s delight
Red sky at morning, sailors take warning
Look at this sky – I would say it’s a Sailor’s Delight
Maybe it’s all the rain lately…
Yes, California needs the rain and I AM happy about it, but it’s days like these past few days where the sun stays away for too long, that I get mopey, even Ziggy our dog gets mopey too. Is it any wonder that I painted “Sailor’s Delight”?
So today’s video is of a painting that was inspired by reminiscing about sunny days on the beach in Florida, specifically Fort DeSoto and the surrounding areas. Maybe its all the rain we’ve had here lately that makes me think fondly of fun times with friends on Pass-a-Grille beach. And all the great times spent fishing, sailing and boating in and around Clearwater and Tampa Bay.
In fact, years ago when I worked at the St. Petersburg Times newspaper, my good friend Wendy and I worked on restoring a boat named the DILLIGAF. It was a gorgeous yacht and the boats namesake ‘Dilligaf’ for those who don’t know, is actually an acronym for “Do I Look Like I Give A F**K.” The yacht was to be featured in some fancy schmancy yachting magazine and we were busy that summer sanding and polishing all the chrome and brass. Every inch of teak and leather had to be oiled and on the outside, all the barnacles scraped off the hull and everything waxed. When we finished fixing, cleaning and shining EVERYTHING, that boat was gorgeous AND I had an awesome tan, talk about a win-win! It was one of my more memorable summers spent in St. Pete or “The Burg” as it is lovingly called. I learned a lot about boating and sailing that summer and in the years following… To this day the spray of saltwater over the bow and lulling waves still call.
Red sky at night, “Sailor’s Delight” by Deb Breton. Acrylic on stretched canvas. 18H x 24W x.75D, the painting’s theme wraps around the sides.
So thanks for indulging me as I strolled down memory lane. I hope you’ll consider subscribing or giving the video a thumbs up if you liked it.
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