Leavening the misty Tyne
A4 watercolour steam tug Ironsider , on Tynesider awaiting the tow. Set in the mist early morning, there were a lot of turf on the Tyne with spider in their names, Tyneside, Northsider etc. I find these old tugs fascinating, they are not small but in comparison to the ships they tow they are, the power of these vessels is incredibly. It’s also the shapes and the equipment, a bit like old trains they have a dirty, scruffy look that is somewhat endearing.
About the Artist
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…View full profile