Loading ships Southampton Docks - water color sketchThis sketch was done during an afternoon in June with the weather going from cloudy to sunny quite frequently. It shows a scene at Southampton east docks with two large 'box' like ships loading up with cars. The ship in the distance is moored on a an angled section of the dock. The closer one has its stern straight on and the ramp is connected to it for driving cars on or off. All the cars are held in a purpose built multi storey car park, shown on the right, for a temporary period until transported away from the docks, or on to the ship for export. The red 'blob' is not a funnel but an emergency life boat that is shot away from the ship when launched in an emergency. The small water colour painting is just under A4 size and done on cheap paper.
|Ships loading at Southampton east docks - water colour sketch|