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Boats at Dedham

by Jane
(Suffolk UK)

Boats at Dedham

Boats at Dedham

Dedham Vale is famous for being "Constable Country" - the home area of 18th Century English Romantic painter John Constable. Dedham village also houses the museum of Sir Alfred Munnings - 19th Century painter renowned for painting horses.

After visiting the museum I went to the lovely Boathouse Restaurant with friends and took some sketches and photos of the boats for hire all lined up outside.

I did a smaller practice painting (in which the boats looked as if they were going up hill) and the produced this larger version.

The thing I most struggled with is the lines of the boats in the distance - and I suspect the number of bows differs from the number of sterns ... but whose counting!

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Sep 03, 2013
Thank you ... NEW
by: Jane

... for your positive and supportive comments. It's always difficult to be objective about your own work.

I look to my husband a lot for his perspective but it's really helpful to get feedback from people you don't really know.


Sep 02, 2013
Boats galore. NEW
by: Jim

I was going to count the sterns and bows for a bit of a stir but that would be making light of what is a terrific painting. Great job Jane.
The English scenery is so different to ours in Australia and it is good to see the contrasts. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your work.

Sep 02, 2013
Awesome NEW
by: Sami

What a great painting, I can imagine that all those boats would have been challenging to paint. Looks amazing

Sep 01, 2013
Great Painting Jane! NEW
by: Anonymous

Hi Jane,

Love how you've created some nice movement in this painting with the water and repetition of shapes. Really cool - well done!

Sep 01, 2013
lovely NEW
by: Pamela

this some lovely work love to be there

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