Here we got a boat that we have seen before in paintings by Boudin: it’s the red boat.
Some of the boats are anchored in the port like the boats above and this mighty Three Master:
Others paintings are more eventful and show the ships coming and going in the harbor like these:
Note how much room Boudin gives to the sky, the clouds and the sunlight, More of two-thirds of the painting shows the sky. The sea and the boats are really beautiful as well but Boudin must’ve really studied the clouds in order to paint them as realistically as they look. If you look closely you look closely to the paintings above you will notice that he has painted at least one steamboat that produces a lot of black smoke. Did Boudin try to tell us how he felt about these modern inventions or was he simply painting what he saw?
He also made some pretty ones of the harbor at sunset:
Bonsoir, mon amis! Hilde