Art Paine, Fine Artist

The Art of Boats, the Boats of Art

Blue Hill Bay

Blue Hill Bay

This is a portrait of a yacht in perfect trim, in perfect weather, in a gorgeous place at a lovely time of day. The scene is obvious to cruisers of the Maine Coast, as the distinctive little hump of Blue Hill and an obviously Northwest wind give the scene away. The yacht is sailing from Bass Harbor Head lighthouse towards Casco Passage, a fast close reach. Doing so not only creates as big a bow and quarter wave train as can be made with a modern hull, it creates lively patterns of foamy wake and sparkling spray.

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