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by Jill Westbrook
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Purchase a tote bag featuring the painting "Shrimp Boats in the Keys" by Jill Westbrook. Our tote bags are made from soft, durable, poly-poplin fabric and include a 1" black strap for easy carrying on your shoulder. All seams are double-stitched for added durability. Each tote bag is machine-washable in cold water and is printed on both sides using the same image.
I was attending a watercolor workshop in the Florida Keys, and this and all the paintings for the workshop were plein-air exercise, painting outside.... more
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I was attending a watercolor workshop in the Florida Keys, and this and all the paintings for the workshop were plein-air exercise, painting outside. The day was gorgeous, the waves hypnotic, and the picturesque boats seemed to be dozing, resting for the next time they had to face the wind and waves toiling to pull nets spread over such great distances! I had never painted a shrimp boat before, and this study actually worked well enough to stand as a painting.
Parts of my story are integral to why I do what I do, what motivates me and the emotions and ideas I am trying to convey through my work. CS Lewis said, in Till We Have Faces... The sweetest thing in all my life has been the longing, to reach the Mountain, to find the place where all the beauty came from, my country, the place where I ought to have been born. Do you think it all meant nothing, all the longing...The longing for home...For indeed it now feels not like going, but like going back. My mother told people the first thing I ever drew was a horse before I was three in the dust on the kitchen floor of the little white clapboard parsonage in the North Woods of Wisconsin. In 1963, our family took a trip Out West to Vancouver, BC,...
beautiful watercolor Jill! Great captured and and expressed! Well done!