Back in the early seventies, my husband joined a crew of fellows who sailed the Caribbean on a charter boat known as The Pride. The ship was built by the owner as a scaled-down replica of one of the ships owned by the famous pirate Jean LaFitte. After many years of trying to track down any information and/or pictures of the ship we finally found one, over-exposed and in rough shape. I promised myself that I would paint it for Chris for his birthday or Christmas and I finally completed it yesterday and since he couldn’t wait till his birthday I gave it to him last night. The look of joy and a little bit of deja vu made it all worth it. It’s not everyday that a young man gets to sail the Caribbean on a Barkentine ship and have the memories come flooding back when they’re in their 60’s. I know he loves it, because he keeps telling me and each time there is a tear or two. It now hangs proudly in his office and I couldn’t be happier about bringing this wonderful memory back to life for him. The finished piece is 20 x 20 Acrylic on Canvas.