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Thailand-Long Tail Boat at morning low tide. by James Lewis Hamilton


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Thailand-Long Tail Boat at morning low tide. by 

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In Thailand the most prevalent mode of transportation on the sea is their Long Tail Boats. It’s a sturdy wooden craft with a protruding bow of an extension of the keel beam. Usually this is wrapped with colorful ‘blessing’ flags, that soon fade in the sun. They are powered by small automobile engines mounted into a pivot bracket at the stern. The long drive shaft to the propellers, not only gives them their name, but also allows these craft to be amazingly maneuverable.
A pen and ink drawing in my Canson 5″×8″ sketchbook. Experimenting even further with staying up later!

Featured in the “Light of LOVE” group 6/10/10
Featured in “Traditional Wooden Boats” group 1/20/11.
Featured in “Quality Art and Photography” group 6/8/11
Top Ten Challenge winner in “Traditional Wooden Boats” 7/8/11
Featured in “Superbly Visible” 8/28/14
Featured in the “RAW paintings, drawings & sculpture” group 9/2/14

SOLD: a greeting card 8/27/14;

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  • Philosophy Lee
    Philosophy Leeover 4 years ago

    A very serene picture you’ve painted James…
    … and informative as well.

  • thanks Lee, often ‘simple’ comes out the best!

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • Santamaria
    Santamariaover 4 years ago

    I agree with Lee, and want to add that you handled the foreshortening of the bow superbly!

  • thanks… I like this sketch, too… sometimes it all comes together… in A moment, of course! glad you’re keeping track of me ;-)))

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • banrai
    banraiover 4 years ago

    wonderful drawing James

  • thanks… it’s fun to flip through older sketchbooks and find a few gems ;-)

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • banrai
    banraiover 4 years ago

    they’re all gems James.. you’re too modest… most amazing!!

  • and you dear sir are KIND… RB has been good for me, getting me to pull out my work and receive a wide assortment of acknowledgement. Appreciate greatly!!!

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • Veikko  Suikkanen
    Veikko Suikkanenover 4 years ago

    Lovely drawing James!

  • thank you for the lovely comment and the feature. ;-)

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • madvlad
    madvladover 4 years ago

    hmm-so,been for a boat ride—-do they call it-tieland-cus everyone is wearing ties there??-or are the natives to tired to tie there boats up?-or—-well, your lie in on dah beach—so i won,t take you away from the sand and sea hugz crazy man from me—-

  • crazy is right… we is! Can be great times in the asylum… the Thai version more laid back… at least on the beaches.
    you warm yet? I’m steaming, but dis is da tropics!

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • hsien-ku
    hsien-kuover 4 years ago

    i like the sun the best ;)

  • thank you for your acknowledgement… ;-)))

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • I’ve thought about your ‘sun’ comment… and I agree that it kind of has a look of the hot sun on a hazy very humid morning… which it was ;-)))

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • flipteez
    flipteezover 4 years ago

    The simplicity of life are just extroadinary as is this beautiful portrail. XXXXX

  • thanks… and we head back to the otherside of the globe at end of week…. happy and sad ;-)))(((

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 4 years ago

    (your vote is needed here !)

  • Sarah  Mac
    Sarah Macover 4 years ago

    Simple and beautiful.
    Lovely line work James!

  • Thank you Sarah… for a simple and lovely compliment!

    – James Lewis Hamilton

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