Moonlit Harbor by jyruff


Small (23.2" x 15.4")


Sizing Information

Small 23.2" x 15.4"
Medium 33.1" x 21.9"
Large 46.9" x 31.0"
Note: Includes a 3/16" white border


  • Printed on 185gsm semi gloss poster paper
  • Custom cut to three maximum sizes – A2, A1 & A0
  • 5mm white border to assist in framing
  • Tack them to your bedroom door, or frame

Sailing into a safe Tahitian harbor under moon light, sparkles like a dream, after sailing the deep dark Pacific for many dangerous days. On 22 × 33″ grey sketch paper with charcoal, pen n ink, and pencils, done as a detailed study for a major painting in traditional oils on canvas.



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

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  • Tahnja
    Tahnjaover 3 years ago

    whaaaa? THIS is a STUDY? dang Joseph this is awesome

  • Thank you Tahnja, just tickle me lol! I was just thinking I should do more illustrations(since i ran out of canvas for oils) and i have seen some great realistic detailed works being created by artists here on rb in pencils and chalks …so i love to draw …and its so much more forgiving than oils , so easy for details too …hope your having a wonderful time over the holidays

    – jyruff

  • Ming  Myaskovsky
    Ming Myaskovskyover 3 years ago

    Exceptional talent!
    Gorgeous realistic art, you are a true master of your creation! ;)

  • Thank you so much Ming, Drawing and illustration has always been my first and true love, I got involved into my artistic life style by drawings and i think I will do a few more just for a change of pace from all my vivrant colors, happy new year to you

    – jyruff

  • Mike Paget
    Mike Pagetover 3 years ago

    Beautiful work!

  • Thank you Mike, got my inspiration from all the fine rb artists who do amazing work in pencils/drawings so i just wanted to try some too for a change

    – jyruff

  • Elisabeth Dubois
    Elisabeth Duboisover 3 years ago

    Beautiful sketch Joseph….
    thought I would capture a few words that came to mind …

    The glorious moon shines bright above
    Guiding me to, the place I love
    Although the oceans govern my actions
    Nature captivates all my passions

  • Thanks Girl! I love it …and the stanza is all done in iambic pentameter lol! …actually I’m really pleased that it looks like moon glow without me having to put the moon in there(which is so trite lol)

    – jyruff

  • ps can you tell i made the clouds look like people laying down?

    – jyruff

  • Albert
    Albertover 3 years ago


  • Thanks!

    – jyruff

  • JulieKing
    JulieKingabout 3 years ago

    Gorgeous image. :)

    GEORGE SANDERSONabout 3 years ago

    Superb, works well in monochrome !
    The light on the water is stunning !

  • Darlene Lankford Honeycutt
    Darlene Lankfo...about 3 years ago

    This image is worthy of a 5Cs Award, if you’d be interested in joining the DeeZ 5Cs Awards Showcase Group and have no objections to placing banners on your works, then please send me a B-Mail with a link to this image and I’ll send you a group invite and place an award banner on this image for submission to the group HERE
    Thanks, DeeZ!
    (Note, only works that receive an award banner can be added to this group!)

  • deborah zaragoza
    deborah zaragozaabout 3 years ago

    Excellent Image! 02/05/2012
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  • Thank you Deborah for this fine feature and helping me share this with my friends on rb, I appreciate it.

    – jyruff

  • heatherfriedman
    heatherfriedmanabout 3 years ago

    I must say.. I think your pen, ink, pencil work is SUPERB!!!!!!!

  • Hi Heather, Thanks so much for saying that, I have better control on shading and details with this medium because im not having to deal with colors to create my lighting, its all about gradation from light to dark(i can concentrate better), and on the detailing a fine pen and sharp pencil can get really close in (more than any brush) so i get these results which even make Me surprised lol Thanks for taking time to write such a nice comment :))

    – jyruff

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