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Featuring a newish release: 'An inky blue wash on the scales'. Thanks so much everyone for your faves, comments, purchases & project pictures - so much appreciated! All designs © Su Schaefer, All Rights Reserved
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Racing gaff-rigged skiffs. These boats have fascinated me since I saw my first one on the brag wall of a local sailing club. © Su Schaefer 2013.
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Racing gaff-rigged skiffs on a light colored grunge-style sea. I've been fascinated by the shape of these boats ever since I saw one in a 1930s picture on the brag wall of the Sydney Flying Squadron (Australia's oldest open boat sailing club). Modern racing skiffs are a wonderful sight on the harbour - from the distance they look like a flight of water-borne butterflies.
The 18 ft Skiff is considered the fastest class of sailing skiffs and has a long racing history, beginning on Sydney Harbour, Australia in 1892 and a bit later in New Zealand. Although the boat has changed significantly since then, with many technological innovations, the class is popular with sailors of modern 18 ft skiffs looking for a challenge because "modern boats have become too easy to sail" (quoting John Winning, a class champion [Wikipedia]).
A coordinating stripe is 'Grunge sailor's jersey stripes', and another version of this design is 'Racing gaff-rigged skiffs on sparkly blue' - on a sparkly blue sea.
See more sailing designs by Su_G.
Hand drawn & line art, half-brick repeat.
[Currently set @ Fabric: 188 ppi, Wallpaper: 220, Gift wrap: 251 ppi].
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Very very belated thanks for your lovely comment Tina, really do appreciate your great feedback on so many aspects of this design - very encouraging!!
Posted almost 2 years ago.
I've noticed this design many times and just realized I never commented. There's something so peaceful about it! Beautiful composition and colors! I love the texture of the water!
Thanks Motyka and Shirley for your nice comments and feedback, especially the reassurance on the color of the water Shirley! And sorry to say, we do get gray days - today is one :(
Posted over 3 years ago.
I love the sailing formation! It is an beautifully balanced composition.
Comes under the heading (for me) of things I haven't seen for a long time. Magnificent colors and on a grey day the sea could be THAT color! OOops you don't have grey days- that's here.
Swatch on basic combed cotton at the same scale. I'm very pleased with how the background canvas printed - unlikely colors for a sea but I like it!
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Thanks so much Rhonda - I can see it in my mind's eye!
The aerial perspective of your design makes me think of a bird's eye view over Sydney Harbour during the exciting moments when the skiffs are racing for the finishing line! Another wonderful sailing theme design, Su!
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