Tug Boat

Tug Boat


oil on canvas, 46cm x 38cm,
a tug-boat in Cherbourg.
painted in February 2007,
sketched in October 2006.

This series of oil paintings of Normandy were done after my return to my studio. I find that often I am too much influenced by the subject when painting plein air. This is particularly true when it is a completely new subject. In Cherbourg, the setting for this tug boat was unforgettable. I’m sure that for the rest of my life I will easily visualize it. This was a one day trip to Cherbourg. I want to go back.