Style1½ inches thick (3.75 cm) Product Details Artist grade canvas, archival inks, wooden stretcher bars, and UVB protective coating
AvailablityUsually ships within five business days. ArtistRC DeWinter Platinum Member CollectionBy_the_Sea
Description 2009 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved ~~ Back in the days when America relied on whale oil for a wide variety of essentials, including lighting, large whaling vessels would ship out to harpoon and slaughter these magnificent mammals of the sea. The island of Nantucket, just off the coast of Massachusetts, was home port for a great number of these ships and because there was a vast amount of whaling not far off the island, gave its name to wild ride whalers in these small boats would experience after harpooning a whale.
When a whale was sighted, a number of the crew would set out in the whaleboat. When they got close enough to the whale, the harpooner would stand on the bow and harpoon it. The whale in its agony would begin to swim in an attempt to get away and dislodge the harpoon. Because the rope of the harpoon was fast to the boat, the whale dragged the whaleboat behind it at speeds up to 23 miles per hour, until, exhausted, it was killed by the crew and dragged back to the whaling vessel.
Digitally sketched and painted from an original photograph of an authentic whaleboat shot at Mystic Seaport in Connecticut in August 2009.
RC DeWinter, Fairfield, CT Member Since December 2008 Artist StatementHello and welcome to my portfolio on Imagekind. Here's a bit about me:
RC deWinter is a Connecticut writer/digital artist whose artwork has been published in many print and online journals, including, among others, The American Muse, Fine Art Photography, Poetry Nook, 2River View, Pink Panther, Official Feature Online Entertainment Magazine, Garden Tripod and also used as set décor on ABC-TV’s “Desperate Housewives." In 2013 Ms. deWinter she was one of six finalists for a Shorty Award, the national social media awards, in art. Ms. deWinter is honored to be the first digital artist invited to exhibit at the Arts of Tolland Gallery in Connecticut. Her 4-week solo exhibition was an unqualified success. Her poetry publication credits include The New York Times, Uno: A Poetry Anthology, 2River View, Another Sun, Pink Panther Magazine, Pilcrow & Dagger, Plum Ruby Review, Poetry Life and Times and numerous other print/online publications. If you enjoy my work, please spread the word, and thank you for stopping by.