An Acrylic painting of a Clipper Ship Wearing Red Sails by Dennis Melling

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An Acrylic painting of a Clipper Ship Wearing Red Sails by 

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My painting in acrylic, on a wooden door salvaged from the restoration of an old wooden catamaran.

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The boom years of the Clipper Ship Era began in 1843 as a result of the growing demand for a more rapid delivery of tea from China. It continued under the stimulating influence of the discovery of gold in California and Australia in 1848 and 1851, and ended with the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869


acrylic painting, catamaran, clipper ship, red sails, restoration, wooden door, wooden ship, sailing ship, red

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  • Elaine  Manley
    Elaine Manleyalmost 4 years ago

  • Dennis Melling
    Dennis Mellingalmost 4 years ago

    Many, many thanks for placing my ‘Clipper Ship Wearing Red Sails’ image in the Feature Gallery.
    I really do appreciate this honour :)

  • andy551
    andy551almost 4 years ago

    fantastic work, well done!!!!!

  • Thank you Andy :0
    I lived on my own yacht until 2008. Not as big as this one but it certainly gave me the inspiration to paint, draw and photograph sailing ships :)

    – Dennis Melling

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyalmost 4 years ago

    that’s beautiful! great colors!

  • Thank you :)
    When I left Gibraltar I left these and others, hanging in the Gibraltar Fine Arts Gallery – don’t know what has happened to them since.

    – Dennis Melling

  • JeffeeArt4u
    JeffeeArt4ualmost 4 years ago

    I like your ship! Love the colors too.

  • Thank you Jeffee :)
    Ships are my most favourite subject and is the thing that comes most naturally to me (in whatever medium).

    – Dennis Melling

  • Kate Eller
    Kate Ellerover 3 years ago

    Oh, Dennis. I am glad you told me about this. It’s out of this world beautiful……and on a door from a catamarand. Fantastic. This is so, so unique. I need to get back to your gallery. I wish I had time to just look at RB work all day. It’s so inspiring.

  • Many thanks Kate :)
    I did several clipper Ships on salvaged doors and had them exhibited in the ‘Gibraltar Fine Arts Gallery’ :)

    – Dennis Melling

  • Carol and Mike Werner
    Carol and Mike...over 3 years ago

    Wow! Lovely! Those old sailing ships are wonderful.

  • Thank you :)
    They are certainly my number one subject for sketching and painting.

    – Dennis Melling

  • nigelphoto
    nigelphotoover 3 years ago


  • Many thanks Nigel :)

    – Dennis Melling

  • Loretta Marvin
    Loretta Marvinabout 3 years ago


  • Many thanks Loretta :)
    Your comment and feature position are very much appreciated.

    – Dennis Melling

  • Rene Hales
    Rene Halesabout 3 years ago

  • Thank you Rene :)

    – Dennis Melling

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