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"Sailboats Off Spanish Banks"
Leonard Shane
watercolor to create dramatic effect - 18 Inches x 24 Inches
Here again is another example of a piece where I began with the sky, using multiple washes to create a sense of turbulence, and allowing the watercolor medium itself to help set the mood for this scene. I was captiviated throughout its creation with the power of nature and felt a sense of internal wildness that had to be transferred to the canvas, and yet in the end I had a feeling of a certain calm and peacefullness that the sailing life gives one. I find this painting such a contrast between the wild untamed nature of the ocean and the tranquility that sailing gives one. I love the wild turbulence in the sky and how it evokes such strong emotions in the viewer. Enjoy!

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Just wonderful! Amazing artwork! Looking at this artwork you realize the beauty of the autumn, its golden shine and fresh a bit cold light wind!
(Judy, 15 August 2014)
Such a colorful expression of autumn. Very beautiful.

(Maranda, 12 November 2013)
We are all missing summer and want to feel that warm and sun shine. Looking at the picture you can f.../...

(Merry, 7 November 2013)
nice art
MR. SHANE!! u used to be my teacher in grade 4!...dunno if u remember me
(Varun Sahota, 20 November 2008)
You phoned our school about buying cards for year end functions etc.....so I thought I would go on your website and take a look. I really liked some of your paintings especially "the Breaking Surf "and "Reflections". Not prepared to buy any right now but I will keep it in mind.
(MS, 11 June 2008)
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dange this is a pretty nice piece da colors are goog
(james m. Astle, 5 January 2007)
your artwork
I saw one of your paintings in an Esquires coffee shop and quite liked it. Checked out the website, and just wanted to pass along how much I enjoy Reflections and The Sea Comes Alive (I think), as well as your watercolour land/sea scapes. I'll start saving my pennies! Cheers and best wishes, keep up the great work!
(C, 11 August 2006)
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(Leonard, 6 July 2006)