Study of a junk


Love that splash of orange! Very good.

This is amazing Paul. Love that orange sail.

Lovely colour on this one, Paul!

Very good impact Dixie, I also like the orange sail.

Has a lovely charm to this well painted composition Paul and yes agree with the orange sail.

Andrew , Carole, David,Tessa and Chris thank you for your very kind comments. Apparently the orange and red sails were popular at the time , I was surprised at how flimsy they are when I wax doing my research. I did bosrd one in Hong Kong in the seventies and thst was really old and rickety. The rattlings across the sails are bamboo like we use in the garden tide .together for strength and flexibility.

Loving the orange Sail here Paul 😍

That sail is a real eye catcher Paul , excellent watercolour.

Thank you Faye and Fiona I appreciate your kind comments.

A great success all round. The junk is so well done, and I like the sea and cliffs.

A good study Paul

Thank you Lew and Heather . I was not sure about it at first but it really grown on me .

Lovely work, looking forward to seeing the next version.

This is wonderful Paul. Definitely an oriental styled painting very well executed!

Excellent Paul, you have caught the boat very well 😌

Thank you Caroline ,Spencer, and Stephen for you comment and taking the time to look .

Very well drawn and painted

I was wonder what kind of boat it is - very unique look, very attractive. Junk - this word I'd take for a mailing junk (spam) rather, than a name of the boat - Vietnam! Awesome!

Cecilia, Art and Christine thank you for you comments. This type of boat is a very old style originally from China , they are know in the west as junks I don’t know what they are called in Chinese. I suspect the name was originally a derogatory term given by western sailors but I’m not sure will now look it up .

Really excellent Paul. It is really well painted and I love the colours.

Love that orange sail, lovely

Love the colours, they compliment each other beautifully.

Very well handled watercolour Paul.

Wonderful Paul.

Nicely painted. The colours sit so well together

Many thanks Romila, Valerie, George , Denise and Martin for your Lind comments.

Lovely colours, Paul, especially that orange.

Thank you Jenny , the reference photo was a old Victorian one so I did some research and the results were orange to dark red . I think the orange is a faded stage as the then go a bleached tan / orange .

You've really captured the power of the junk and the turbulence of the waters. Love the palette too. Super piece, Paul.

Seok thank you for taking the time to look and comment it’s really appreciated.

A colourful painting, Dixie and well painted.

Carole and Sylvia thank you so much for your lovely comments.

Coral thank you for taking the time to look and comment it’s really appreciated.

Love this Paul, great atmosphere and colours x

Thank you Christine I really do appreciate your comment.

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A4 watercolour on Bockingford rough paper a study for a larger painting imaginary scene done with the aid of reference photos. The setting is and will be Ha Long Bay Vietnam in the tropical stormy season. The junk is taken from a Victorian photo as I wanted the old traditional style junk the larger version will have the land further away .

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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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