Old Sailor

"Old Sailor"
oil on canas
Carol Horzempa

Last year my husband and I met this old sailor while vacationing along the Florida Gulf Coast. He was on his way down to Sarasota in his sail boat and was kind enough to let me photograph him. I always wanted to paint this pose but was afraid it was too difficult. Now I have found I really enjoy painting the human figure, even hands and feet! This painting has been entered in this weeks Seated Figure Challenge on Daily Paintworks.


  1. this is a very special painting! really great how you captured his character!

  2. This turned out wonderful, I especially like how you handled his hands, the background, bench.... I guess I could go on! Great!!

  3. This is awesome. It really does take me there and make my wonder what he is thinking.