The call of the sea, seascape painting have been popular for centuries, there seems to be an allure we humans can not avoid and we love to return to the water time and time again. We have traversed it in huge ocean liners we have crossed it in row boats and even paddled our feet in it as children. But even though we have enjoyed it, there is also a deep respect. We try and tame it but it still holds danger and mystery along with a great sense of adventure.
Today we can find many maritime paintings that span the last few centuries, they depict many different kinds of seascapes that appeal to everyones tastes, engaging us with a sense of fun and adventure but it still holds untold dangers and maybe this is why we love to see paintings of the great blue!