I was drawn to the loneliness of this boat sat in a large marsh area slowly decaying. This old barge had a tough life trading along inland waterways and coastal regions of southern England.
When the pace of life increased and time became money these old boats become uneconomical. Stripped of all valuable material it remains a connection with a long lost way of life.
I produced this painting using a limited range of colours the earth yellows dominate.
The sky I hope gives a feeling of scale to the landscape.
Oil on canvas board