Up to Bristol


I really like this Paul. Nicely painted especially the ship.

Another super boat painting, Paul!

Your boat paintings are superb. Another really good one!

Like the colour of your boat. All looks great

Lovely to have so much knowledge of boats the paint them so beautifully Paul.

A wealth of knowledge put into life Paul.

Love this Paul. Fabulous detail.

Thank you all for your very kind comments the are appreciated a lot. Strange that I love painting boats and rough seas , but get terrible seasick even on a duck pond. I have never overcome seasickness , just get less so after a few days .

Love Bristol - this is very good - like the Clifton Suspension providing the back drop. Very nice work.

Another great one, with the Clifton Bridge Paul.

A lovely watercolour Paul, the background goes really well with the ship which is painted beautifully.

Thank you Richard , Ceri and Denise for you kind comment they are appreciated as always.

A great sense of scale Paul, it shows just how large these ships were that came into the the docks and harbours of our towns and cities.

Really good painting boat compliments the background

I like the way the boat dominates the painting, coming in at an angle.

Thank you Fiona, Moira and Marjorie for you kind comment. You right Fiona they came up to many inland towns and City’s and this would be quite a smallish coaster . Nothing like the Hugh container ship these days that carry thousands of containers.

Love your boats!

Thanks Heather for your kind comment it’s appreciated very much .

Nicely done Paul.

Thanks George, it was fun to do I enjoy boats.

Superb painting

Nice work - I used to live 10 minutes walk from this scene.

Thank you Sunanda, Romila and Anthony for your kind comments. I feel better about the painting now Anthony as you have recognised the scene , it’s always a worry when painting a famous area that it won’t be recognised.

Such detail. I wish I could incorporate the detail you do. Maybe with practice 😊

Thank you Candy for your kind comments. Just go for it with the detail you will be surprised how quick you get the knack, and yes practice is the most important part. You can try by lighting penciling in detail but I find it’s better with a very fine brush.

Hang on Studio Wall

Watercolour on 24 x32 cm 200gsm paper painting is slightly smaller . Tram steamer unloading at Bristol , inspired by photos taken in the early part of the 1900s. It’s easy to forget these day how busy the port of Bristol was within living memory. The red on the side of the bride is the navigation light , red for port , green for starboard . I was taught to remember by red is short so is port , green is longer goes to starboard. Interesting history why port and starboard are used instead of left and right.

About the Artist
Paul (Dixie) Dean

I have sketched most of my life on and off I became interested in watercolour following a spinal injury whilst in hospital but did not follow it up. My eldest daughter bought me a beautiful wooden box set of half pans about twenty five years ago I dabbled on and off until retirement twelve years…

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