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 marine artists.

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PRAISE FOR "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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Christopher Blossom                               AMONG THE ROLLING BREAKERS                              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.

 

      
Robert Sticker     HIGH ON A HILL OF THE SEA     oil, 26" x 35"        
 

 

    
                  LORD NELSON & VICTORY,
                  Robert Weiss, scrimshaw on antique sperm whale tooth,
                  5
1/2" x 3 1/2" x 1 1/2"

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