Thames Barge in a stiff breeze


Beautifully painted, a reminder of time sadly gone.

Wow Michael, a fantastic painting of wonderful boats and there's a real sense of the 'thunder' you describe.

A great painting - love the reflected light on the water.

Terrific feel of movement with the wind in her sails and a strong current. Yes a time long gone by.

Super barge and reflections Michael. Love the light and shadow on the sails.

Love the liveliness of this Michael. Beautifully painted.


I really like this Michael. Lots of light and movement.

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12 x 9 inches on canvas board. A Thames or Spritsail barge thundering along the river. Usually these wonderful craft were crewed by the skipper and mate only.

About the Artist
Michael Daley

Before leaving the RAF in the early 90s I studied, part time, Fine Art and Graphic Design at Falmouth College of Art and Design. On leaving the Air Force I worked for 17 years at Holkham Hall until retirement in 2010. I worked as a volunteer caseworker for ssafa ( Forces Charity) for almost 5…

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