Beaufort Scale

Sailors will be very familiar with the shipping forecast Beaufort Scale of different wind strengths, ranging from flat calm (force 0) through light airs, breezes and gales up to storm (force 10) and hurricane. I have sailed in everything up to force 10 and can remember what the different combinations of wind strength and wave height look like, although big waves affect a small yacht much more than a 68’ Clipper. I painted these as an exercise for my solo marine exhibition in 2017. As a collection they would be perfect for a staircase!