Watercolour Painting – Sunday Sailing

“Sunday Sailing” was one of my early watercolour artworks, completed in 1980. It is a large piece measuring 50cm x 75cm.

The inspiration for this painting came from a lazy Sunday afternoon family picnic by the Swan River in my hometown of Perth, Western Australia. In fact, I originally called this artwork “Lazy Sunday Afternoon” – but I felt it needed a name-change because I was the one being lazy, not the sailors in the image.

Sitting on a blanket on the grassy riverside, watching the sail-boats on the river. Does life get any better?

I call it a watercolour painting, but I guess truthfully it is a mixed media work. The beautiful blues and greens are in watercolour paint, as is the dreamy sunset pink hues. But the detail of the boats and trees are from the chalky essence of artist’s Conte Crayons.

Sunday Sailing | Sandra Burns Art
Sunday Sailing | Sandra Burns Art

I never framed this artwork in the technical sense. I still keep it in it’s original black paper “frame”.

What’s Next For Sunday Sailing?

“Sunday Sailing” is available for purchase but not currently advertised anywhere. If you are interested in owning this beautiful piece, just contact me for details.

“Sunday Sailing” details:
Height 73cm x width 49cm, original watercolour painting, hand-painted using professional quality watercolour paints on 300gsm acid-free artist’s paper, unframed.

Bring happiness to your home right now and solve that blank wall space that’s been bugging you!

Thanks for viewing my art.

-Sandra 🙂

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