Shrimp Boat Paintings

Pianting of an old shrimp boat by a dock and shet

Shrimp Boat Paintings

16x12 Oil Painting on Archival Cotton Canvas .75 inch
"Tinkering"
$550
When I was growing up in South Texas, we would go fishing at the jetties on Padre Island, Texas. I loved watching the shrimp boats come and go.    I can still remember going over the old causeway and seeing shrimp boats at the docks where we would stop for an ice cream cone on our way home.

During a trip to Charleston, South Carolina, we stopped in a coastal town called Darien, Georgia just to see the shrimp boats that are abundant there.  This detailed marine painting was inspired by an old shrimp boat that was docked by an old shed.  I put the shimmering light in the door that glows on the deck and on the railing.  An old anchor hangs in the front of the boat and the water beautifully reflects the shrimp boat.   I can imagine the fisherman tinkering in the shed getting ready to board the shrimper for his next catch.  I named the boat Chula after my little dog.  Chula means beautiful in Spanish and think it is fitting for this beautiful old boat that had so much character despite the battered and rusty hull.