Monday, August 12, 2013

Fairway Buoy

Last week I did an oil painting of a fairway buoy out at sea, to which I have given the unimaginative title "Fairway Buoy":

I enjoy painting the sea, so I had fun with this, which is mostly sea, except for the red and white fairway buoy.  I would have liked to have painted the buoy entirely red so that it would stand out better, but no; Transport Canada says it is supposed to be red and white, so I painted the buoy looking at the red side.

Fairway buoys are found off the entrances to harbours, and can be passed safely on either side.  Being located well off from a harbour, fairway buoys encounter a lot of heavy sea in bad weather.  My fairway buoy is contentedly cresting on a swell.

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