Time Waits for No Man… And Neither Does the Boat

Plein air artwork from Santa Rosa Island in the Channel Islands National Park

I’ve heard it said that “time waits for no man”, well… neither does the boat.

It was a pretty rushed scramble taking on this scene just before the boat was to depart for home. I was half-tempted to “miss the boat” just to stay a bit longer, but thought better of it.

When I started this painting of the entire scene before me, I may have bit off a bit more than I could chew in such a short time and wasn’t able to quite finish this one on location, but a bit of studio work at home from memory and I think it conveys the place pretty well.

They say visiting these shores is like going back in time, to an older California… well, there you have it.


Artwork Information:


Artwork Title: "Time Waits for No Man… And Neither Does the Boat"
Original Size: 16" x 12"
Medium: Acrylic on Birch Panel
Year Painted: 2018

Additional Artwork Information:


Method: Plein Air
Date Painted: 09/24/2018
Region: The California Coast > The Channel Islands > Santa Barbara > Southern California
Road Trip: A Bit Farther Out (Mostly) 2018

Artwork Logistics:


Miles Hiked: Less than 1 Mile
Vehicular Logistics: Extra Vehicular Assistance Needed
Extra-Vehicular Requirements: Boat Required for Access
Botanical Hazards: Some Poison Oak Observed
Biological Hazards: High Grass- Tick Country!, Mysterious Insect Bites/Stings
Anthropological Hazards: Roaming Scientists
Weather Logistics: Painted in Full Sun with no Shade
Temperature: Cooking Hot


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