Misty morning on the river.


I love this Paul, great Work.

Boats and planes are definitely your subject Paul, very good details. Gill

Great work Paul, such a lot of detail.

Excellent Paul! Love the faded skyline in the distance and some lovely areas of detail on the tug.

Excellent Tug. Another vintage beauty !

Thank you all for your kind comments they are much appreciated.

This so atmospheric! You can feel the power of the tug and the dockland backdrop says it all. Great painting Paul.

Love the detail Paul.

Boat us good but I like the delicate misty industrial background. Nice work.

Interesting information there. Having lived in Hull since the 50s

Sorry Paul, my comment posted before Id finished. I was going to say that Id know a bit about tugs . Like other comments, I really like the atmosphere and hint of all the industrial landscape

Thank you al for taking time to comment, it’s alway very encouraging when fellow artist take time to comment. It’s also interesting how others see your work.

Well drawn & painted tug Paul. The misty smokey background is a throwback to the days when we burnt a lot more coal. Nice movement suggested by the wavy water alongside the tug.

Beautifully done Dixie - like others have commented I really like the strong colours of the tug and the misty industrial background.

Thank you for taking the time to look and comment Michael and Margaret you’re comments are appreciated.

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A3 watercolour of REA steam tugs, Minegarth on the Mersey, setting out to pick up a tow. There used to be many tugs on the big rivers up until the late seventies, we were a big maritime nation then . The other factor is that modern ships carry far more, so less ships needed, and are more manoeuvrable due to side thrusters less tugs needed.

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Paul (Dixie) Dean

I developed an interest in watercolour painting whilst recovering from a spinal injury . Started painting whilst laid flat on my back using a mirror, did it stop the OT pestering me, but it backfired. When I sat up had to start all over again as I was use to painting through a mirror. Stop painting…

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