Old Whaler


What a wonderful experience and a lovely momentum of your visit. Love the dramatic background and your boats are always great Paul.

Thank you Carole for you kind comment.

This is really lovely Paul. The ship is great and the mountains superb.

Many thanks Spencer for your comment. Unfortunately it’s lost a bit of clarity when uploading the actual painting is a bit sharper but otherwise in really pleased with the painting.

What an adventure, and this is an emotional reminder I would imagine Paul. The rust of the ship looks great against the cool blues behind.

Another beauty, like your choice of colours Paul

One of your best Paul.

A good memory very well captured in watercolour.

Fiona, Valerie, George and Andrew thank you for your kind comments they are appreciated. I think it help when you have a attachment to a scene it seems to bring out that little bit extra .

A lovely momento of an amazing visit. Well done.

That is really good, Paul - love how the old whaler stands out against the wintry background.

Christine and David thank you for your very kind comments.

Super ship against that icy mountain backdrop - really good, Paul - and what a wonderful visit too!

Beautifully painted Paul, looks super.

Wonderful, and what a great experience.

Outstanding work. The rendition of the ship has such clean lines and is beautiful.

Like this a lot Paul

Thank you Anne , Denise , Tessa, Michale, Sunil and Heather for very kind comments. It’s one of those views that stays with you throughout life Michael, whilst it might distort slightly the main theme is clear as was the air and light . The historical side of it is fascinating to say the least not only Shackleton but the history of what went on there and the lives of the whalers grim ,sad and certainly not environmentally friendly etc but interesting non the less.

Excellent Paul, a really nice painting

What an amazing thing to do Paul. Super painting, love the mountains.

Cheryl and Val thank you for your kind comments I appreciate them . I would not have like it there when it was in full swing , apparently the skink and the smoke could be smelt from miles out to sea. I must have been a horrible sight and place to be I hope that we never return to whaling on any scale.

I like it! Dixie

Regloh thank you for your kind comment.

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A4 watercolour on loose canvas . The scene is of Petrel a old whale chaser in Gritviken Bay South Georgia. There is a old whaling station that is rusting away slowly the colour are magnificent due to the light quality. In the winter moment the ruins and the bay is full of seals . Inspired by a visit there curtesy of the Grey Funnel Line ( Royal Navy) in 1983 and a on line photo.

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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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