The Flying Cloud by Kate Eller

Acrylic on canvas.

The Flying Cloud Painting I did for introducing a chapter in a school textbook. The caption was depiction of the fastest of all the sailing vessels…..the clipper ships. The greatest of these ships were built around 1850. They were slender and pointed, with billowing sails, and designed especially for speed.


  • Angi Baker
    Angi Bakerover 6 years ago

    Beautiful work

  • Thank you much for your comment Angi

    – Kate Eller

    GEORGE SANDERSONover 6 years ago

    A really great Painting !!!

  • What a lovely thing to say. Thank you George.

    – Kate Eller

  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonover 6 years ago

    Yimusjane – this is a FANTASTIC painting! Congratulations on the feature in Realist Paintings about Water.

  • Lynda, thank you for such a nice comment. Very much appreciated coming from you. Thanks for the congrats.

    – Kate Eller

  • Hidemi Tada
    Hidemi Tadaover 6 years ago

    Congrats for featured. this is quite beautiful Yimusjane. i love sailing. If there is a boat to go to Asia from Portugal. i want to take it. i hate airplane. i travelled many countries by boat from japan.

  • Thanks for the congrats and the great comment Hidemi. I know how you feel about airplanes. Give me a boat. You are a real traveler aren’t you Hidemi? Sounds like you have been to a lot of interesting places.

    – Kate Eller

  • Colin Cartwright
    Colin Cartwrightover 6 years ago

    Superb! Beautiful painting for your illustration. Love the depth achieved by the progressive smaller waves, towards the finely detailed ship.

  • Thank you very much Colin. I do love to paint the sea but have not done enough lately. These illustration paintings were done a few years ago, so I need to do another seascape soon to see if I can still do water.

    – Kate Eller

  • Stephen Thomas
    Stephen Thomasover 6 years ago

    Great painting of this grand old ship!

  • Thank you so very much Stephen. Lovely comment. You have a wonderful portfolio by-the-way!

    – Kate Eller

  • cdcantrell
    cdcantrellover 6 years ago

    Love it Great job.

  • Brian Towers
    Brian Towersabout 6 years ago

    You take me back to my young days when I used to make models of those clipper ships. This is so well painted, the sea especially.

  • Thanks again Brian for your encouraging comments. I did quite a few nautical paintings some years ago and got better at the water with each painting….but feel I need a ways to go yet. Your kind words inspire me to do more water.

    – Kate Eller

  • John44
    John44about 6 years ago

    MMM dearest yimusjane ..what a nice one.. The old days of the fast Tea Clippers..
    Whats next .. our Flying Dutcman ? :-)
    Welldone young Lady
    Greetings from Holland ;-)

  • Thank you very much for your nice comment. That was done during my nautical period:). I have not done a ship in a few years, but I do love painting nautical.

    – Kate Eller

  • wendie patch
    wendie patchabout 6 years ago

    you have great work, one of my distant relations “Charles Dixon” and “Alfred Dixon” in the 1800-1900s were Marine artists…all the best, Wendie

  • Thank you Wendie very much for your nice comment. How wonderful to have artists in the family as well. Are you familiar with Carl Evers’ work? He is my idol and does very realistic nautical watercolors. He does the sea and all of it’s reflections, waves and ripples with perfection.

    – Kate Eller

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