The Sun Sets Sail By Rob Gonsalves

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The Sun sets Sail by Rob Gonsalves is a beautiful illusion painting. Across the top there is a light blue sky with fluffy white clouds. The bottom of the painting depicts an ocean with waves forming on the surface. Starting from the left the white clouds of the horizon meet the blue water of the sea. Coming out of the water are tall white pillars that support a long bridge with a road. You are looking at the road head on. From this angle you can see the tops of two cars driving across the bridge. A long way off in the background you can see what looks to be a mountainous land mass and is the origin of the bridge. As you move to the right the white pillars start to get a blue tint to them that becomes darker, bluer and less detailed as you move along. What originally looked like a land mass in the background starts to make a pattern between the pillars. The clouds between the pillars start to take shape and become a pattern as well. In about the middle of the painting the bridge and pillars seem to just be fading into the sky, the clouds begin to look like sails and the mountainous land mass begins to look more and more like the hull of an old sail boat. You proceed farther to the right and you can clearly tell that it is an old sail boat; the kind that you would picture ruled the seas in the 1800’s. You are at the end now, the pillars and road seem to have disappeared and there are clear skies. You can see a beautiful ship with a wooden hull and a huge mast with big white

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