Sailing a boat by yourself can be very dangerous but rewarding…first you never need to wait to sail when you want…and it just feels so crazy wild to be alive you can drowned now and still be satisfied. Original seascape oils (used thin like water color) on canvas 20″ × 16″ :
“Single Handed
by jyruff”:


ocean, sea, sail, boat, wind, waves, water, spray, tack, round up, single, handed, dangerous, joy

Hawaii Seascape artist Joseph Y. Ruff. Seascapes in oils on st
retched 3x primed canvas.

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  • Marriet
    Marrietabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful and athletic!

  • Thanks Marriet for the beautiful comment, ..but I ’m not sure what you mean by athletic.. but I think you mean the title (reason I made the painting), n ur right because it takes EVERYTHING YOU GOT to survive out there like this cause its all you baby n if you screw Anything up, even once Nature will AWAYS make you pay!

    – jyruff

  • Eddy Aigbe
    Eddy Aigbeabout 3 years ago

    Your body of work really shows that you are indeed a worthy ambassador of the sea through art :) Love the colors, lines, waves and, the depth.

  • aww thats the nicest compliment, the least I can do for her since she has made me and my life such a joy to live

    – jyruff

  • WhiteDove Studio kj gordon
    WhiteDove Stud...about 3 years ago

    funny ….I am in the midst of painting a sailboat heading out .this is great,.

  • thanks, when can i see yours?

    – jyruff

  • WhiteDove Studio kj gordon
    WhiteDove Stud...about 3 years ago

    soon I hope…..time with the brush is scarce…..

  • vampvamp
    vampvampabout 3 years ago

    this just calls & grabs ya! ;]

  • Thanks Vamp Vamp very nice thing to say

    – jyruff

  • Marriet
    Marrietabout 3 years ago

    You read my comment correctly. It is a demanding role to captain a sailing vessel, and one I wanted to learn, but have not gotten around to it! So when I say athletic, you must be in good shape mentally and physically to do what needs to be done! It’s a remarkable painting!

  • Yes n if you aren’t you will be soon or you die – simple as Nature is is what nature does..I made “him” extremely small. on purpose… n thanks so much for your kind interactions I really appreciate all your comments so I can maintain perspective of my work

    – jyruff

  • Tammera
    Tammeraabout 3 years ago


  • Thanks so much Tammera for you are such a boost to my ego lol! joseph

    – jyruff

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignalmost 3 years ago

    Congratulations on being chosen for the September, 2011 Featured Member Spotlight in The Best of RedBubble! This beautiful artwork now has a permanent place in our Feature gallery.

  • I’m tickled,thank You

    – jyruff

  • alancrosthwaite
    alancrosthwaitealmost 3 years ago

    Fantastic! Great job!

  • Thank You Allan for the fantastic comment, I appreciate it, aloha, Joseph

    – jyruff

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