"Rita" Brixham Harbour by Woodie

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Painted for my wife’s birthday way back in 1977.
Old Wooden Fishing boats in Brixham Harbour in Devon, England.
Acrylic on rough side of hardboard,16″ × 26″. Jan 1977

29th Jan 2010, "You sold a greeting card of ""Rita" Brixham Harbour," to dkspecial"
Featured in Self Taught Artists 26 March 2010
Featured in Shameless Self-Promotion 12 December 2011
Featured in A Love of Boats 20th January 2012
Featured in Nautical Group 14 June 2012
Featured in “group of 6” in DeeZ 5Cs 14 June 2012
Featured in Nautical Group 2 December 2012
Featured in Painters’ Academics 26 May 2013
Top10, Love of Boats, Harbour Challenge. with 10 votes 7 June 2013
Woodie, Nautical’s Star of the Week, 21 August 2013
Won Top10, Love of Boats, Girl’s name on boat, with 12votes, 1 June 2014
Top 10 Winner in PRIMA CHALLENGES Challenge #12 of 2014, June.
Featured in PRIMA CHALLENGES, 30 June 2014

Over 1,075 views wef 30 June 2014

Photo taken 31 years later in 2008.


1977, acrylic, brixham, devon, fishing boat, neil wooding, rita, woodie, wooden boat, wooden, boat, ship, harbor, harbour

My main interest is painting Aviation Art.
I get a lot of enjoyment researching the historical background behind the picture I’ve been commissioned to paint.
I work in acrylic on my big paintings on canvas board but use water colors, pastels, soft and oil, for smaller pieces.
I also enjoy doing pet portraits in soft pastels on tinted paper, from photographs. Ideal presents for Xmas and birthdays.

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  • Tony Dewey
    Tony Deweyover 4 years ago

    Nice work Woodie. Makes u feel like your there.

  • Thanks, but if you go there now you’ll see some extra buildings in the background.
    Cheers Neil

    – Woodie

    BLYTHARTover 4 years ago

    This is what I call good art. Show me how to paint clouds like those – PLEASE!

  • Hi Dave,
    sorry for delay but I’ve been a bit busy. In 1977 I was just learning about painting clouds in acrylic. Trial and error!!!LOL
    Cheers neil

    – Woodie

  • Walter Colvin
    Walter Colvinover 4 years ago

    Fantastic art work Neil, Nice perspective.

  • Thanks Walt,
    See my new photo of this scene 30 odd years later!!
    Cheers Neil

    – Woodie

  • madvlad
    madvladover 4 years ago

    darn,this is soo well done, looks like a place to die in and never leave

  • Hi Walt,
    I saw a painting of this scene so I went and photographed the same scene. At home I painted it and personalised it with my wife’s name.
    Cheers Neil (See 2008 photo of same place)

    – Woodie

  • Mrswillow
    Mrswillowover 4 years ago

    Excellent work!

  • Hi Mrs W
    See what I said to Walt above.
    Thanks Neil

    – Woodie

  • Steven  Agius
    Steven Agiusover 4 years ago

    Brillant work !

  • Cheers Steve,

    – Woodie

    GEORGE SANDERSONover 4 years ago

    Definitely up to your usual high standard, Neil !!!
    Did your wife name the boat ?

  • This was a birthday surprise for her.
    I like personalising paintings for people.
    Cheers Neil

    – Woodie

  • Tpp2
    Tpp2over 4 years ago

    Amazing painting Woodie, I believe she was very happy! and congratulations on your sale.

  • Thanks Teresa for favouring this painting.
    Cheers neil

    – Woodie

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanover 4 years ago

    fabulous painting such detail …perfect

  • Thankyou Linda,
    I had great fun painting it.

    – Woodie

  • Samohsong
    Samohsongover 4 years ago

    Very beautiful work!

  • Thanks for adding this to your faves,
    Chers Neil

    – Woodie

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