Washing the stern at city dock


Recreational boaters share a secret, that life is better on the water — at least when the weather is mild and cooperating. In this painting, conditions are good!


Washing the stern at city dock by Alison C. Dibble is an original, one-of-a-kind fine art oil painting. It was painted on panel, 11 x 14 inches (28 x 35.6 cm), in a gold plein air frame. The price ($1000 USD) includes shipping to the lower 48 states in the USA*.

It was summer. I stood on the dock in the morning sun with my easel and paints, and a big hat to keep off the sun. My intent was to paint the defunct paper mill (background), which has been mostly torn down and taken away by train to make room for new industry. However, the activity at the dock was so interesting that I had to include it. The dock was rocking slightly under me as the tide came in. I shared a few pleasantries with the boaters as they went past, and when I was finished with my work on the painting, the dock was empty. All the boats had all departed on their journeys.

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A portion of the proceeds from sale of this painting go to nonprofits that support local efforts in Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mongolia and elsewhere.