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Peter Pinckney
05-28-2011, 02:50 AM
it was the first thing that came to mind after completion

pencil and chalk:)

05-28-2011, 02:54 AM
Peter - nice work... it does have a slightly cubist feel of a womans portrait.. the dark back ground. and greenish hues... interesting ... great image:):):);)

05-28-2011, 09:11 AM
I felt the same as Ghx, but wanted to look into this name a little further. I had forgotten.

The Mary Celeste (or Marie CÚleste as it is fictionally referred to by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and others after him) was a brigantine merchant ship famous for having been discovered on 4 December 1872 in the Atlantic Ocean unmanned and apparently abandoned, despite the fact that the weather was fine and her crew had been experienced and able seamen. The Mary Celeste was in seaworthy condition and still under sail heading toward the Strait of Gibraltar. She had been at sea for a month and had over six months' worth of food and water on board. Her cargo was virtually untouched and the personal belongings of passengers and crew were still in place, including valuables. The crew was never seen or heard from again. Their disappearance is often cited as the greatest maritime mystery of all time.

The fate of her crew has been the subject of much speculation. Theories range from alcoholic fumes, to underwater earthquakes, to waterspouts, to paranormal explanations involving extraterrestrial life, unidentified flying objects (UFOs), sea monsters, and the phenomenon of the Bermuda Triangle, although the Mary Celeste is not known to have sailed through the Bermuda Triangle area. The Mary Celeste is often described as the archetypal ghost ship, since she was discovered derelict without any apparent explanation, and her name has become a synonym for similar occurrences.

05-28-2011, 09:16 AM
sandy - wow thanks for the research... I knew the name was familar just couldn't place it...

05-28-2011, 09:26 AM
It really remind me a sort of a ghost sailing vessel, so the name is particularly appropriate.
I guess the sailors have crossed a mermaid herd march and they were to long away from ladies to resist the temptation :D ... moreoverthey possibly had no super-smart guy like Ulysses as their commander. ;):p

05-28-2011, 10:57 PM
I like they way the green shows shades and hues.:)

05-29-2011, 06:00 AM
Very cool image!!