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florida girl
04-14-2007, 09:38 AM
Hey Everyone! :D
Jack was the inspiration for this theme...Riverboats and Steamboats :idea:

They opened the way for modern transportation & were the lifeline for commerce along the waterways.

Kind Regards,
Florida Girl 8)

04-15-2007, 04:51 AM
cool thread...

.... take a little bit longer than i expected...and the outlines are just..ehmmmm


florida girl
04-15-2007, 02:23 PM
Wow Maror! :D That was Fast!!! Nice Riverboat!
I love the colors & outline you used!
I'm still working on mine...
Needs a bit of tweaking :oops:

Kind Regards,
Florida Girl 8)

04-15-2007, 06:09 PM

Fine idea and paintings....must start to pix own boat to this project....hmm. artist can made boat like want without notice boat construction rules. :D


florida girl
04-16-2007, 05:57 AM
Thanks Heikki,
Yep, Necessity is the mother of invention, Tom Sawyer style!
Looking forward to seeing your boat.

Kind Regards,
Florida Girl 8)

Aged P
04-16-2007, 09:01 AM
Good Theme FG!

This is reworked from a transfer-as-paint photo.
There are lots of googlable pics of this ship, which I've tried for years to turn into paintings. (And failed!)

I've left the far shore of the Thames as it is in the photo, but taken the ship back a hundred years. The river is now more choppy and all the garishly clad nouveau crew have been thrown over the side. :)

My Great-Great Grandfather appears to have worked on these boats.


D Akey
04-16-2007, 09:39 AM
". . .Britania rules the waves". . .

All you Brits seem to have relations who worked on or around ships. Big industry on an island.

Great pic, m8t.

florida girl
04-16-2007, 09:58 AM
Beautiful Ship Aged P!

Your Great Grandfather must have had many interesting stories to tell.

Kind Regards,
Florida Girl 8)

Aged P
04-16-2007, 10:02 AM
Hi d akey,

You're right, the United Kingdom, as it is temporarily known, is pretty much the same size as Oregon. But we've got 8000 miles of coast line!
The whole country is such an odd shape and position that bits of the west coast are further east than the east coast.

The only way to get out of the state was by boat!
Some of you couldn't find your way back. :lol:


04-16-2007, 11:18 AM
It's an interesting projects. The steam boats are so beautiful. So nice to see different style here on the same theme. :D

05-09-2007, 09:40 AM
Steam Tugboats can go up rivers, some are used in rivers only, so can this come in here or does it have to be an old mississippi type of steamer/paddleboat?????Jack.