Another one of my favourite subjects to paint is boats. For many years I was lucky to live a stone's throw from the beach & harbour: Together with happy memories of many family holidays to coastal towns, I am always in a happy place when I'm near to the water.
I have painted many 'Harbour Boats' paintings in brighter or 'nautical' colours, but with this particular painting I wanted to depict a dead-of-night feel. It's deliberately dark with base shades of purple, black, red and bronze.
Personally, I think it's one of my more interesting paintings: at first impression you might think it's a dark piece, but after taking some time to relax into it, I believe it's restful and calm.