CYC FLEETS, No. 4: J22 RIGGING FOR PRACTICE RUN
The crew of this J22 race boat are completing the rigging before they cast off from the dock for a Saturday morning practice run. It's a moment for paying careful attention that each line and fitting are properly attached; when the wind comes up there won't be time for correcting mistakes. Except for a couple of accent colors, I painted this entire piece with one dark color I mixed from six different blacks and blues, which accounts for the unusual depth of the color. Watercolor, full sheet 30x22 in., floating mat, blue metal frame.