Crinan Canal Basin

This painting of the Crinan Canal Basin was one of the largest canvases that my father painted – and this is not the  complete painting reproduced here as the image is cropped at top and bottom for printing purposes.

I now live only 5 miles from here and it is rare to see so many yachts in the basin, although it does happen occasionally, most often – as here – during West Highland Yachting Week. In 2016, 89 yachts took part and a glance through the listings shows a good number of names that I find familiar from my dog-walking sorties along the canal bank.

Dad excelled at painting yachts and fishing boats of all sorts and here he included a plethora of vessels in a work packed with detail and capturing a lot of the excitement and flavour of Crinan at its busiest.



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