Bound for Blue Water
is the definitive collection of the best
American marine art of the twentieth and into the twenty-first
century. The nation's leading authority on the subject, J. Russell
Jinishian, compiled the art and wrote this authoritative guide to
the exciting world of maritime life for both the beginning
enthusiast and the experienced collector alike.
This is the first book
to highlight key movements in today's marine art and to identify its
most important artists with detailed discussions of their unique
contributions. A must for every sailors library, this magnificent
volume features over 200 color reproductions of paintings, scrimshaw
and sculpture (most never-before-published) by America's leading
CURRENTLY OUT OF PRINT
"BOUND FOR BLUE WATER"
If you could have one book in your library
on contemporary American marine art, this
should be it. Written by the acknowledged
authority in the field, it provides indispensable
insight into the most important marine art and
artists of our time.
-PETER NEILL, President,
South Street Seaport Museum, New York, NY
oil, 30" x 49"
Although this painting depicts a
nineteenth-century Gloucester fishing schooner, the inspiration was
the artist's own nine-month cruise in a modern sloop in the Bahamas.
As Blossom said, the trip was "a way of reconnecting with my subject
matter. Living aboard, a person becomes necessarily attuned to the
nuances of the water, tide and weather.
At sea in a small boat, I became intimately aware of the power and
movement of the ocean." Here, a schooner under shortened sail
reaches through a heavy sea.
By placing the viewer down low, as if we were sailing alongside,
Blossom allows us to almost hear the wave breaking upon us. He
continues to search out approaches to traditional
marine painting that are slightly different and more challenging
(and ultimately more rewarding) for himself and the viewer.
ON A HILL
OF THE SEA
oil, 26" x 35"
LORD NELSON & VICTORY,
Robert Weiss, scrimshaw on antique sperm whale tooth,
x 3 1/2"
x 1 1/2"
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EXHIBITION OF WORKS
BY AMERICA'S PREMIER CONTEMPORARY MARINE ARTISTS
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