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The Tide Turns

This is a fishing boat which I noticed while paying a visit to Staithes, in North Yorkshire. I liked her yellow hull as I don’t see many fishing boats painted yellow. Then there was an intriguing arrangement of poles sticking up behind the wheelhouse. These had tattered black pennants on them and I believe they’re used on marker buoys. Also, I wanted to paint the movement of the sparkling water, swirling around the boat as the tide came in. I often paint water a shade of blue (that’s just my personal preference) but this time I decided to stick to the silver-grey that I saw that evening.

Unframed watercolour painting
Painting size: 8.5 x 11.8 inches / 21.5 x 30 centimetres

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