Now that I live on the coast and in a yachting community, I'm painting more boats and seabirds. This piece is called, 'Dropping the Sail'. It was inspired by a tall ship in Bay of Islands called the R. Tucker Thompson. The bird is a red-billed gull. The painting will be exhibited in a show titled 'Passages' at the Horton Hayes Fine Art Gallery in Charleston, South Carolina in early November.