Not a subject I would have gone out to paint but a friend asked me to help her with plein air painting. 

When I first started painting outside I would choose a single object like this boat as it was similar to a still life – light a dark on a single element. So she honed in and I did a little of the surrounding. 

Canal boats are so tricky with their perspective being long and narrow but this little fella was a short version and seemed to have a character! 

An enjoyable paint but got terribly sunburn on my neck, not used to the sun yet!