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Longboat Betty

tel 19 Nov 2020

The composition is a little out dimensionally but overall i feel pleased with the outcome, i live close to a canal and see the longboats coming and going all the time

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Thgis is so cute Terry!
Love that boat and your bridge!!

I know almost nothing bout boats. What is a longboat?
You have nice contrast in colors green versus red. Betty looks the main character in the painting. Grass on the left bank looks very fluffy (fan brush?). Water shimmer is great between that blue and greenish (really reflects the sky as the water should do).

I suspect Longboats (also known as houseboats) are a British thing often seen on the canals around Britain, people often live on them .
The grass is indeed fanbrush using a downward stab...thankyou as always for the kind words.

Our friends were going to be on a longboat river cruise in May but...yeah...maybe in a year or 2. Sounds like a nice alternative to the train for traveling in Europe. I really like the boat and the ripples in the water. Great job!

@tel thank you very much for the info! I saw some in Amsterdam I think. But my understanding they were not traveling and were parked in the channels.

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