1995 America's Cup – "Mighty Mary" All Women's Team
Oil on Canvas Panel
8 x 10 inches
Signed on lower right corner (DF)
This is a an oil painting on canvas panel made by me on December 2014. This the 2nd study I made about the same subject (the first was on paper and it is listed for sale here on Etsy as well here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/212131754/1995-americas-cup-mighty-mary-all-womens)
This painting on paper has been strongly inspired by a painting from Robert Hagan's book titled "Romantic Oil Painting Made Easy". If you are not familiar with Robert Hagan, I strongly suggest you check him out. He is one of the great painters of our times. He is one of my strongest influencer.
The history behind his painting is what inspired me the most. The 1995 America's Cup was the first time that an All Women's Team had participated. Billionaire Bill Koch made all this possible and the facts and events around this are deeply inspiring. I recommend you watch the short movie by Tina Cerbone on ESPN called "Uncharted Waters" (series Nine for IX). You can watch it here:
I recommend also you read more about it on: