James Wolford, ASMA
18" x 24" - Oil on canvas
This painting depicts the ship Spartan in an extreme heel, which is exciting to experience. The nontraditional composition of “Spartan Heeling” can almost seem like a detail. I chose this contemporary view because activity was concentrated on the back half of the ship. This subject is inspired by the annual Opera House Cup held annually off Nantucket Island. Older wooden ships are especially beautiful, much like custom handmade furniture.