Hey, dammit! Did you steal that painting just so you could post it here and impress all your friends?!?
Put it back please, there's a 7th grade class coming to the museum tomorrow. Think of the kids, man!!
The Manitowoc museum is awesome. We stopped in there, cruising, about 12 years ago. They had a steam engine from a paddlewheeler set up to run on compressed air, very impressive. And a submarine.
BTW I just noticed that I did not actually post the Brookings painting, a couple days ago
Seurat, 1890, Channel At Gravelines...
... inside joke, Seurat was a "Pointillist" making his paintings of many many many dots. He was the best of this school, IMHO. Presaged modern technology and our pixels.
Charles Brooking, 1700s, don't know much about him but apparently he painted a lot because there's ~80 of his on the wwweb. I found his stuff looking at JWM Turner.
I like your friends style too. Th light and contrasts create a very nice mood.
There is a chapter in Ernest Gann's book 'Song Of The Sirens' where he sails what must be a jangada... doesn't use the proper name for it, just calls it a sailing raft. But he praises it's speed. One of my favorite adventures in that book.