and, two artists I respect and enjoy being around are (l. to r.) James Hempel (Wisconsin) and James Richards (Georgia)...(trying to talk James Richards into comin' up and bow hunt sometime!
Here is my attempt...11"x 14" on board...the "Hapuna Maru II" ...and while painting, it rained and rained. Had a half-dozen clamps holding my larger umbrella to my El Greco Trident half-box easel...keeping rain off the painting at least. Folks seemed to like it braving the elements and walking out to the end of the pier...but no cigars on popular vote later at the Peninsula Art School grounds. Ah well...there's always next time!