Saturday, October 22, 2011


My family and I went sailing with my grandpa on his boat, Narragansett, on the Great Salt Lake a few weeks ago. We couldn't have asked for a better day, or better sandwiches. The weather was beautiful and my grandma made us a delicious lunch. It was just the most perfect day. Anyway, there was a race that day and my mom took a piture of this boat on on it's way back to the marina at the end of the race:

My grandpa is an expert sailboat painter and I have admired his paintings for years. So, I wanted to try my hand at sailboat painting. Here is what I did:

This was me trying to figure out how the heck to paint water. I thought I'd better figure something out before I got too far.

The drawing.


This is another one that I kind of tried to time myself on. It took me about two hours, a litte longer than I wanted, but I think it was worth it. I am pretty pleased with how it turned out. There were some small details that I didn't trust my hand to do, so I left them out. I think the water turned out well for my first try, but I have some ideas about what I'll do differently next time.


  1. This is beautiful Emilee! Nice work! Sounds like it was a really great day to bring forth some great inspiration!

  2. It certainly was! Thanks, Blythe!