Luffing at Norfolk Point
by Kathy Jonas
I did this painting from a photo I took of a training Sabot crew at Norfolk Point at Manly on gorgeous Moreton Bay - I loved watching the wind spilling out of the sail and the boat struggling to gain some air and wanted to capture it on canvas.
I tried very hard to get the feel of the wind flapping in the sails, and Mark - always wonderful - helped me out, pointing out the reflected colours and strong tones in the folds of the sails, and the reflections of the boats in the water.
The challenge - to stop tinkering (Mark, you need to have a tutorial about "knowing when to stop"), to keep colours strong and try to be braver!
I'm having so much fun...