Artist Oil Painting : 19th Century Schooner

artist oil painting 19th century schooner

This is an example of one of the ship paintings, (a “schooner”), which I sold in my then, husband’s family’s antique shop. Similar paintings of different types of sailing vessels were also sold at auctions held on the islands of Nantucket & Martha’s Vineyard, as modern renderings of these ships.

I utilized images of different sailing vessels, known as “schooners” and “clipper ships”, applying varied backgrounds… (i.e. ocean, sky);  as was typical of the paintings of that era.  I often added local lighthouses found on Cape Cod,  & the islands of Nantucket & Martha’s Vineyard. Detail was paid to provide as many of the authentic details, such as; rigging, deck appointments, and  even crew members; (many times the sea captain of a particular vessel can be seen holding a telescope scanning the sea).


Oil on canvas ~  16″ x 20″ – © ArtistKarin Cohen (framed as pictured above)