Ship Happens - Hamilton Giclée
Hamilton is on the lake, and therefore has a LONG history of boats and such.....from cargo boats to passenger steamboats, there is a rich and interning history to celebrate. In this piece I have painted in a few of the ones that interested me the most.....
- The S.S. "Turbinia" (one of the many huge steamships that used to travel to Hamilton at The Royal Hamilton Yacht Club in the early 1900's
- The HMCS Haida (Tribal-class destroyer that served in the Royal Canadian Navy from 1943 to 1963) - located now at the Hamilton waterfront.
- The Hamilton and Scourge merchant cargo vessels. Both ships were sunk on August 8, 1813 during a sudden storm on Lake Ontario. Now resting in approximately 300 feet of water on the bottom of the lake they remain remarkably well preserved after 200 years.
I hope you enjoy this piece! It was fun tot research!
(and it would look GREAT with another of the Hamilton themed artworks I have done!)
A Giclée (pronounced "jhee-clay") is a sophisticated inkjet method of printing on acid free watercolor paper. These are produced for Rob by a professional Giclee Printer on an Epson printer with K3 pigment inks. Each is printed in 2 sizes, 16" x 20" ($90.00) and 8" x 10" ($35.00). These are small editions.....so you'll wanna get 'em while you can!! The imagery is 100% MINE, and is based on a portion of a previously painted original. The paper is high qualtity, acid and chlorine free 100% cotton rag paper. Which is NICE paper!
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