A study of two fishing boats

Here’s a new study – of two fishing trawlers in harbour. It’s a smidgen of experimentation for me – perhaps a little bit of abstraction in there somewhere and a slightly blockier style -I hope you like it.

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The fishing boat LN8 ‘Blucher’ at Wells-next-the-Sea

One of my watercolour sketches of the quay and boats out along the river at the North Norfolk town of Well-next-the-Sea. Wells is a pretty place, if a little over-run by tourists in the summer-time. Despite this it is still a charming place with its miniature railway, the ebb and flow of the tides and […]

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The fishing boat ‘New Seeker’ at Lyme Cobb

This is a study of the ‘New Seeker’ at the end of the Cobb in Lyme Regis. Now one of the larger fishing boats using the Cobb, I dare say they still do a good trade supplying local restaurants – possibly even one or two of the rather good fish and chip stalls along the […]

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A study of boats in the shipbuilding yard at Polruan

Another in a series on boats, harbours and things coastal. This is a study of ships at the shipbuilding yard in Polruan, Cornwall. Polruan lies on the eastern side of the Fowey Estuary in southern Cornwall.  Whilst Fowey (usually pronounced ‘Foy’) on the opposite bank is more familiar to visitors, Polruan is just a short […]

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Porthleven Boat

This a painting of one of the boats – the  ‘Sharon Tracy’ – in Porthleven harbour, Cornwall. The cabin of this boat makes it appealing, with its larger glass windows – perhaps not so good for rough seas but better for a gentle days puttering? Also here a photograph of the Sharon Tracey on an […]

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Boats in a harbour

This is one of my old sketches – from many years ago – but I quite like the way that the partially abstracted washes suggest a windy day and you can imagine a windy, cold and quiet day – most people indoors or maybe in the pub!

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A view of Manarola, on the Cinque Terre Coast, Italy

One of a series of my painting from along the picturesque Cinque Terre ( or ‘Five Earths’) Coast in northwest Italy. The coastline here is rocky and rugged, with small fishing villages intermittently along it. Nowadays more of a tourist destination- but the local fisherman do still go out and well worth a visit. Also […]

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