Suggesting a view of the Florida Keys or possibly the Caribbean, this interesting composition by Anthony Thieme shows a local working craft, most likely a shrimper or sponge boat, wrapped in close enough to shore to be moored to a tall pine tree.
With headsails drying in the sun, the boat's crewmen busy themselves on deck at the daily tasks required to maintain a working vessel. Under the bowsprit Thieme has used soft greens to capture the translucence of shallow water on a sand bottom, gently fading as it extends to the small cay across the channel where a working schooner lies bow in to the shore.
Relatively obscure waterfront scenes from areas such as this capture and record common elements of the day to day existence of life on and around the water. Anthony Thieme enjoyed creating views of many of the unsung harbors along America's coastline, capturing their essence with his own brand of eloquence and subtle charm.
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