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Acrylic on (salvaged) plywood 41″ X 10″

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Lake Diefenbaker is a big lake – 145 miles from one end to the other. Keeping eight boats in sight at any one time can be a challenge, especially when each sailor is trying to find a whisper of wind.

 

Acrylic on (salvaged) plywood 10″ X 41″

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One of my brothers added floats and a mast to his canoe, turning it into a trimaran. “The Sloop John B”, as he has named it, plies the waters of Bow Lake in fine style.

 

Acrylic on canvas 12″ x 16″

 

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The Elbow Run 2015 provided the inspiration for many canvases, and this one is the last in the series. 16X20 Acrylic on canvas

Sailing has been one of my passions for many years. I love the way that we are propelled by an unseen force, sometimes barely moving across the water and at other times driven at heart stopping speed.

I also appreciate the unspoken kinship that exists between all those who sail. These are my sailing brothers from last year’s “Elbow Run”.

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My long time sailing buddy, Darryl, flying his new reacher

Ken (1)

Ken, sailing his “Flying Squirrel”

Rick (1)

Rick, sailing his home Lake Diefenbaker

Dave (1)

Dave, flying three sheets to the wind

8 x 10 Acrylic on canvas

Saskatoon is known as the “Bridge City” with the South Saskatchewan River flowing through the centre of the city. Five traffic bridges and two railway bridges span the river, with two more approved to be built in the next few years. Bridges make for interesting politics and some wonderful views, including this one, looking under the BroadwayBridge towards the University Bridge.

12 x 16 acrylic on canvas

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Yes, another sailing scene, and once again drawn from The Elbow Run 2015 on Lake Diefenbaker. We had some fantastic sailing conditions that week and on the Thursday, Rick set the pace. Despite my best efforts, I couldn’t catch him – he had his WindRider 17 flying!! In this painting, I cheated – I was never really this close to him – I just tried to make it look that way! 🙂

12 x 16 acrylic on canvas

 

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