36.000 x 48.000 x 2.000 inches
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The Mac. Chicago To Mackinac Sailboat Race.
Gregory Allen Page
Painting - Oil On Linen
Original SOLD. SAVE 20% Order prints direct from the artist. EMAIL GAPLTD@Gmail.com The Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac is perennially one of the landmark events of the Lake Michigan maritime calendar. Known as the Chi-Mac, Chicago Mackinac or simply "The Mac," this is the race for Great Lakes sailors.
The race takes more than 300 boats with crew in excess of 3000 from the harbor off of Chicago up Lake Michigan and through the Straits of Mackinac to end at beautiful Mackinaw Island, Michigan.
With racers coming from around the world this race is special to the participants and even shoreline observers who follow the fleet up the western coast of Michigan. Participation in the race is by invitation only from the Chicago Yacht Club.
The painting was created using only the finest materials: eco-friendly oil paint,fine Belgium Linen. There is lots of texture in the paint:the paint pigment was not diluted with oil medium but instead used direct from the paint tube. Using museum quality paint and substrates, this painting captures the beauty of sailing on Lake michigan. Lake Michigan is as big as most inland seas. Part of the Great Lakes, Lake Michigan is about 75 miles wide and over 300 miles long. strong north wind rip down the lake unobstructed for over 300 miles. The quality of the wind is unique as it is steady and builds huge ocean sized waves.The waves 5 miles off shore are incredible. Cool fresh water driven by fresh Canadian air creates a unique sailing experience. The water of Lake Michigan is deep and blue, fresh and clear. Any sailor who has experienced a North wind of 25 knots plus on Lake Michigan will appreciate this painting. The painter is a Lake Michigan Waterman, and understands the beauty and majesty of Lake Michigan.
November 9th, 2009
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