Tug at Tilbury


Like this a lot Paul

Excellent work Paul. Superb details.

Lovely atmospheric painting Paul.

Lovely painting Dixie!

Been following this on WIP forum and think it is great. I do agree a few seagulls in the air would be good.

Good job Paul, that water looks better for being darker. I’d leave the gulls, it doesn’t need them!

A great pair of boats Paul wonderful detail on Vanquisher.

This is great just as it is Paul. Your boats are always amazingly executed. Loads of interesting detail here.

Superb painting Paul. The Vanquisher is great.

Interesting subject, Paul, nicely done. (I always think birds add life to a painting, so maybe you could add just a few.)

Brilliant, still with strapped up fingers?

Many thanks to you all for you kind and positive comments and feedback. I thoroughly enjoyed doing this as a WIP, it keeps me on track and comment do help , even if not always followed up.l also love watching others WIP.

Great painting Paul just as it is !

Very good Paul, lovely detail in the ships. Gill

Very effective Paul. Like this a lot.

Lovely crisp painting Paul. Very fine detail and proportions, the rigging is extremely good.

Thank you all for your kind comments, they are much appreciated, I was initially a bit disappointed with the riggings, but on looking again there not as bad as I thought. Don’t know about others but I only notice the bit I’m not happy with it seems to stand out.

This is amazing Paul

This is a cracker, Dixie - caught my eye straight away.

Many thank Romila and a Margaret for your kind comments.

A terrific painting Dixie, that looks like an awfully tricky subject to me.

Your a master of boats/ships 👌

Another wonderful picture with good details and just the right colours

Hang on Studio Wall

A3 watercolour of a tug and tow entering Tilbury docks in the 1960s. I love theses old boats and the colours they have as they weather. The riggings are a bit wobbly due to a hand problem. I may add some gulls at some stage, but leaving it for now.

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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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