Products, People, Places and Things Representing the Best in Coastal Living

Products, People, Places and Things Representing the Best in Coastal Living.
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Friday, April 23, 2010

Seascape Oil Paintings- Marine & Nautical Art by David M. Weiss

"The Ocean View" oil on canvas by marine artist  David M. Weiss. 18 X 24 inches
    "Painting is my way to Peace"
   David M. Weiss

Water has always played a part in my imagination, it is a calming force that resonates through many of my marine paintings. In the past I focused too much on my plein air studies or photo references when I was creating a nautical painting. Now I search for ethereal and mysterious moments that may only be experienced once in a lifetime. I want the viewer to be able to absorb those moments. I am looking to express peace, if only for myself.

"Sunset on the Cape"  Original oil on canvas nautical painting of Cape May, New Jersey by marine artist David M. Weiss. 18 X 24 inches.

"Lighting the Way" Finding hope in the midst of darkness. Oil on linen by marine artist David M. Weiss. 22 X 29 inches.

"Night Sea"  Nocturnes are one of David's favorite subject matters. This painting is no exception. Oil on canvas and painted on edges. 20 X 36 inches

David Weiss creating a new marine painting during a one man show of his artwork at Skipjack Nautical Wares & Marine Gallery.  You can visit David M. Weiss new marine art website at Seascape Oil Painting.
You can also see a large collection of Davids painting by visiting Skipjack Nautical Wares & Marine Gallery.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Nautical Belts- Spruce Up Your Warm Weather Apparel

Sailor Macrame Belt from Skipjack Nautical Wares
Looking for the right nautical belt to spruce up your warm weather apparel? Here's a few sea worthy nautical-inspired belts that certainly fit the bill.

The sailor Macramé braided web belt  in natural line with full grain leather belt ends and solid brass buckles. Available in black, natural (see pictured above)  navy, khacki and olive.  Sizes from 32 to 46 in stock. Other sizes available upon request. All belts are 1 ¼”.  Choose from Skipjack's collection of nautical belts for men and women at:  Nautical wears at Skipjack

Men’s marlin needlepoint belt from Vineyard Vines. 100% wool needlepoint, leather tab with embossed whale and brass buckle. Comes in sizes 30” – 44”. View Vineyard Vines collection of nautical themed belts at:  Vineyard Vines

Nautical Belt and Buckle - Leather Belt in White, Red, Silver and Antique Black, Buckle in Copper and Silver by Moxie & Oliver.

This is a new collaborative piece between Moxie and Oliver and Andes Cruz, a Canadian metalsmith. The belt is the Ahoy pattern in red, white, and silver with an antique black wash, and the buckle is an anchor in silver and copper.

They start with a thick piece of tooling leather and cut, brand, and dye it before applying a protective wash to keep it safe from the elements. The thickness of the leather and the process that I use is designed to give my pieces a much greater longevity.

They will size this belt to order, so, please send your size when ordering. For women send your measurement where you like to wear your jeans and for men, send your pants size.

This particular belt is 1.75" wide and the buckle is made to fit a 1.5" belt. The buckle is removable, so you could use it on a different belt, or use this belt with a different buckle.  Moxie & Oliver

Nautical belt buckle...High Seas

This vintage nautical belt buckle is sure to turn some heads. Image has been transferred to leather & is then set into an antique finish nickel buckle. A special sealant is added for extra durability. Ready to go on your favorite snap-on belt!!

Italian leather belt straps are available. Arrives gift wrapped! Buckle Measures: 3" x 2" (7.6cm x 5cm) Will fit any snap on belt from 1" (25mm) up to 1.5" (37mm) wide. AreteDesigns by Beth Spatafora
Elegant and bold, Orvis braided web belt pairs rich dark brown leather with fine Italian linen and a solid brass buckle set to create a handsome complement to jeans, chinos, or your favorite dress pants. Micro-adjustable for a perfect fit. In khaki, navy. Even 1¼" wide. USA of imported materials. Even waist sizes: 32-46. Order same size as pants size. Orvis
This is the Cape Cod Cat Boat buckle in 1 1/4" antique nickle silver over brass with a plain 1 1/4" belt. Handmade on Cape Cod by local craftsman and women . The nautical themed buckles are made using a traditional lost wax process. Also available in brass. Check out their other great nautical designs!  Belt sizes range from 26" to 56"  Cellar Leather

For other Coastal Creation & Design featured nautical belts for men and women, go to: Nautical Belts for Men & Women