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Which Horseman is This?

The surest sign that the art world is taking a solid hit in the falling economy:

Christie’s New York to offer Maritime Paintings Sale

Painter of Boats

Seriously though, if you’re a painter and you need to bring in some cash, paint boats.

Because, if there’s one subset of the population incapable of bringing perspective to bear upon blowing huge amounts of cash, for which the gulf between “want” and “need” is so blurry as to not exist, it’s boating enthusiasts.

Unfortunate, from where I sit, is that I’m so far removed from the yachting class that I don’t think I could get nautical painting right even if I tried.  See the slanting angle of the ships’ masts?  I couldn’t do that without painting in a polka dotted Kraken emerging from the water to drag them back to the 18th century, where they belong.

2 Responses

  1. I’m getting ready to lose my influx of cash, maybe I should consider tapping the boat folk.

  2. Yeah, good luck.

    I’ve never really been able to bring myself to do it.

    Let me know if it works out for you though.

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