The canvas used for this painting was professionally built by Fine Art Canvases, North Devon. A pink-coloured ground was first painted onto the canvas using Old Holland Cadmium Red Deep mixed with white gesso before the underpainting was begun. This provided the painting with a warm base upon which the cooler blues (of the sky and sea) would sit.
Hugo Boss Open 60 Racing Monohull
This painting is based on a photograph by Alex Irwin
Acrylic on Gallery Slim (21mm deep) medium grain cotton canvas made by Fine Art Canvases
24 x 36 x 0.75 inches (61 cm x 91.4 cm x 2.1 cm)
Please contact Micky Middleton, Gallery Director at www.redgallery.co.uk.
This painting, based on a photograph by well-known sports photographer Alex Irwin, captures IMOCA OPEN 60, HUGO BOSS (GBR99) taking part in the 2013 Round The Island Race, Isle of Wight. The Hugo Boss Open 60's year of construction was in 2009 and it was first launched on 18th May 2010. It's main skipper is Alex Thomson. Hugo Boss has a length of 18.28m, its beam is 5.70m, draught is 4.50m and its mast height is 29m.
60-foot monohulls are among the fastest modern racing monohulls. Built using composite materials, they are designed to be as light as possible (speed gains) while at the same time being solid enough to withstand the worst conditions you can find when racing on the open seas.