Wherry on the Yar


A wonderful old boat.

Lovely painting of an iconic boat!!

Lovely, Paul - can just imagine sailing there with a cooling breeze blowing!

Really interesting Paul and another good painting

Tranquility, Paul.🙂

Spencer, Stephen, David, Anne , Heather, Neil, and Marjorie thank you for you very kind comments they are really appreciated. I bet it was a hard life , especially in the winter months , the cabin had enough space for two bunks and a small cupboard top area to cook using a Primus, very basic cooking only.

I never been to Norfolk, never seen one of these craft for real. Your painting makes me want to do both.

Thanks Lew ,it is a beautiful place especially on the rivers and Broads. I believe you would love it I know you have that bit of a nostalgic feeling about things like a lot of folk in later life.

I love pictures of boats and 5his is so real. Lovely

Lovely Paul. A great painting.

Thank you Elaine and Christine for your kind comments.

Lovely painting Paul.

Thank you Denise I appreciate your comment.

A beauty of a boat and calming 🙂

A lovely painting. The information about the wherry is great too.

Thank you David, I like to find out about the things I paint I do thing having some knowledge of the subject helps .

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A3 watercolour of a Wherry on the river Yar about to tie up for the night . Inspired by a 1920/30 grainy BW photo. The rigging on these boats allowed the to me handled by a crew of two, who had a small cabin at the rear of the huge hold. Having a flat bottom allowed them to take cargo up and down the rivers and Broads . Some still afloat as holiday cruise boats. The willows at he side of the river were odd shaped to to pollarding .

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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