A Portfolio of the Artist Leonard J Pearce


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America’s Cup Races    Animals & Nature    Clippers & Packet Ships    Naval & Exploration    Passenger Vessels    People & Places    Sculpture

Pilot Boats & Tugs    Ports & Harbors    Schooner Yachts Racing    Schooner Yacht Portraits    Small Craft    Whalers & Fishing Boats    Yachts


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'Sappho' vs 'Livonia' 1871                                                                    (click on the image to return to the previous page)

In marine painting, tacking is always an opportunity to compose a scene with action.

Here I have arranged the light on the sails of one of the craft to contrast with the shadows on the sails of the other craft, to give some drama to the picture.

‘Sappho’, the ultimate winner, is in the foreground.

America’s Cup Races