acrylic on linen 28x24 SOLD
I'm done ( I think) though now that it's posted I want to go back and tone down the lettering on the deck a little.
Anyway, this old tug carries the pilot to and from the large cargo ships after they cross the bar at the mouth of the Columbia river. The pilots are put on board to take the ships upriver to Portland from Astoria.
This was a super calm day on the river... wonderful green water around the dock. Not too many years ago the port replaced the old wooden pilings with these steele ones which rust to this orange color. Perfect for punching up this shot.