This painting is of a Coal ship called Cape of Providence. It is a regular visitor to the Port of Newcastle and travels around the world.. I love to sit and watch as the ships come into Newcastle Harbour and watch the Tugs jostle around these Iron Maidens with ease and guide her to safety ..
On this day, I was sitting in Scratchleys and not paying much attention to my meal, as I watched CP come into harbour with a storm following close behind ...I thought I have to paint that, as I watched the waves whip up as she increased speed, pushing the waves from her bow ..and the Tugs bobbed along..
I studied her for quite awhile before drawing her ..and I still follow her journey on the Ship tracker..she has changed her name a couple of times ..which as sailors we were told that was a no no .. But if you enjoy Maritime and shipping this is the boat for you and I hope it brings memories of time spent at sea trying to escape her moods ...
58 x 38 cm Half Sheet cm or 22x 15 inches ..pictured here in a white frame to show example .... but selling Unframed for ease of freight
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Original watercolour painting by Helen Elphinstone King. Painted using quality Daniel Smith Professional watercolour paints on Arches Rough 300gsm paper