Old Ship in Navy Harbor is an acrylic painting produced by Lyle Suter at his art studio at his home in Los Angeles, CA in the early 1970s. The artwork measures 24 inches by 18 inches and features an old fishing ship painted in reds, oranges and browns against the distant background of a gray Navy ship #105 being repaired and/or reloaded on a cloudy overcast day.
It is a peaceful landscape scene with both ships at rest in their docks. The painting shows that the old fishing ship that has seen its best days contrasted with the younger vessel in its prime with modern equipment and being refitted and loaded up for its next adventure into our vast oceans.
Mr. Suter brings out the emotions of pride, sadness and competition between the older vessel and the modern Navy ship that says in my day I sailed the ocean as well as you but that time has passed.