Thursday, 4 February 2010

Crabbers and Musselers

I have been fascinated by boats of all sizes for many years. A couple of years ago, it struck me forcibly that the wooden fishing boats along the Norfolk coast were fast disappearing; this led me to start seeking them out, and producing a series of paintings of them, before they disappear forever. Boats are not my only interest however, as can be seen by scrolling down.
TOOLS OF THE TRADE
Watercolour 56 x 76cm, 2010 - Sold



THE OLD MUSSEL-BOAT, BRANCASTER STAITHE
Watercolour, 38 x 56cm, 2006 - sold
( The same boat as below, seen in its glorious location )





FLAT-BOTTOMED CLINKER MUSSEL-BOAT
Watercolour 56 x 38cm, 2009 - sold





BRANCASTER STAITHE NEW QUAY
Watercolour 56 x 76cm, 2009 - sold

Painted on location, despite a strong gusty wind and other hazards, such as a hungry dog trying to eat my packed lunch!
This is one of the best places along this coast to find wooden boats; there is an unofficial 'boat graveyard' behind the sheds, on the marsh, where lie some craft in an unbelievable state of decay...



UNLOADED
Watercolour 38 x 56cm, 2009






THE WHITE BOAT UNDER THE FIRS, BRANCASTER STAITHE
Watercolour 38 x 56cm, 2009





NOSE TO NOSE IN THE BOAT GRAVEYARD
Watercolour 28 x 38cm, 2009






EARLY MORNING, ALDEBURGH
Watercolour 38 x 56cm, 2008 - sold







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