I decided to return to watercolours and build up some canal paintings. This was a contra jour scene I spotted recently. I loved the weeds and rushes at the canal edge in the foreground. I decided to add a narrowboat, mainly to upset troll. Then, dropping some white gouache onto the wet paper gives the satisfying illusion of smoke. I’m easily pleased.

Other canal scenes are available for sale on my revamped website:


    • I make it a rule never to second guess morons. Here are five of its comments over the months – bathed liberally in right-on wit:

      This is not art……it’s trash
      Did I hear “barges” ?
      That’s fine
      …but when are you returning to your forté……Bhajis!😆

      … and on and on. What pratt returns to a site they patently dislike time and time again? But boats or barges seem to elicit special derision.
      Like you I love painting boats with their strange shapes that change with viewpoint. It appears some dont like seeing them.

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