Betsy Arntz Barge


"Betsy Arntz Barge Under Construction" 30" x 40" oil on linen

“Betsy Arntz Barge Under Construction” 30″ x 40″ oil on linen

This is a painting of the Betsy Arntz barge while being built at the Vigor Industries Shipyard on Swan Island, Portland, OR. I believe the barge is a double hulled oil barge in service in the Seattle area.

I could hang out here and draw for years, if they’d let me. Unfortunately the only times I’ve been there were during the Industry and Art shows, which were held in one of their hangars the last two years.


7 Responses to “Betsy Arntz Barge”

  1. February 17, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    I LOVE your use of color! No matter the subject the colors make the painting, and of course your application of.

  2. February 24, 2013 at 4:31 am

    Your paintings are getting better all the time.

  3. 3 Bill Sharp
    February 24, 2013 at 9:42 am

    Julia, thank you very much for your kind words.

    Hello, Rene. Thanks for your continued encouragement, my friend.

  4. March 8, 2013 at 12:50 am

    Some very nice work I’m seeing on your blog!

  5. 5 Bill Sharp
    March 13, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    Hi David, nice to hear from you. Thanks for the note

  6. September 20, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    Hi Bill , love the painting, it inspired me to seek out dock scenes here in
    wellington NZ,after spending many misspent student years drawing Pre development derelict docklands in London. I have developed a fascination for this barge after researching the name and reason it was Christened ‘Betsy Arntz’
    Heres to your continual portrayal of your end of the Pacific ,

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