The Red Boat

The Red Boat c

The Red Boat, oil on canvas, 16″x20″.  Sold.

At long last, another ‘Black Walnut Manor’ painting.   We’re doing some time traveling here with this one because it depicts a young Hugo Westlake decked out in his little sailor suit with his mother Rosette.   I’m not entirely certain of what they are doing but I think they are likely heading down to the pond to  go for a ride in the red boat.  Although, she looks pretty dressed up for  sitting in a muddy boat, even if it is a red boat so perhaps they are just going to stand at the edge of the water and admire the boat.   Clearly, I don’t know what I’m talking about so if anyone has a better guess, please share with me.

If you are unfamiliar with Black Walnut Manor, you can check out the other paintings from that series here.    It’s a rambling and completely directionless story that involves a missing guinea pig, a mysterious fox, an ill-fated car ride and several troublesome teenagers.


7 Responses to “The Red Boat”

  1. How you are able to continue to create such wonderful art in the midst of all this infringement business chaos is a true testament to your talent!

    • Tell me about it! I have to paint in order to make the money to pay my legal bills so that I can stop the infringers!

      • Janet – All will work out for you. In the midst of your suffering due to the infringement chaos, I hope you find comfort knowing how much joy you add to others lives by sharing your talent.

  2. Hi Janet! I just wanted to let you know I have started working on my own photography/illustration and you have been such an incredible inspiration to me. I absolutely adore your work, and (as you may remember) I have purchased several of your pieces – and want many many more! You are brilliant, a role model to me, and I just wanted to let you know how much you have impacted me as an artist. (I also just opened my etsy shop: please visit if you have a chance!) Thank you!!!! 🙂

    • Hi Kathleen, the link doesn’t work for some reason…I think you may have a period where there shouldn’t be one? Congratulations BTW!


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