Batten down the hatches we are ready to set sail with this schooner oil painting on metal canvas. And if you don’t have your own schooner it’s a lot safer with this oil painting. Most oil paintings are painted on a fabric canvas but not this one. We used reclaimed metal salvaged from old tin roofs. So forget that smooth soft surface and embrace the dents, holes and blemishes that come with this schooner oil painting on metal canvas.
Schooner Oil Painting on Metal Canvas
Schooners originated in the late 17th century and could have up to seven masts. But the typical schooner had only two masts with the foremast shorter than the mainmast. Schooners were used to carry cargo on different bodies of water from ocean voyages to coastal runs and even on large lakes. Popular in North America, more than 2,000 schooners once carried cargo on the Great Lakes. The first schooner was built by Andrew Robinson and launched in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Legend has it that a spectator explained ‘oh how she scoons’, a Scottish word meaning to skip along the surface of the water. And Robinson replied ‘a schooner it shall be.’ We don’t expect you to use this schooner oil painting on metal canvas to transport heavy cargo. Instead hang this oil painting over your favorite console, sofa or bar counter. This schooner just wants to rest and be appreciated. Pretty much like what most of us want now and then.