Narrow Boat Over King’s College – original watercolour

Watercolour on paper – 50 x 14 cm | Framed size – 64 x 28 cm



Final watercolour painting of fantastic narrow boat approaching King’s College Chapel in Cambridge.

The watercolour painting captures a surreal and magical moment in time, where a narrow boat defies the laws of physics and gracefully hovers over a lush meadow. The scene is set in The Backs, a stunning and picturesque area to the east of Queen’s Road in the historic city of Cambridge. The boat, which appears to be mourned soon at the Cambridge University grounds, is not just any ordinary boat. It is a long, narrow canal boat.

On the boat, you can see a group of people basking in the warmth of a beautiful summer day. They are enjoying the scenery and each other’s company, with a glass of champagne in hand and a small picnic spread out on the boat’s roof. At the bow, a loyal canine companion sits, gazing wistfully towards the Cambridge skyline. In the distance, the magnificent architecture of Cambridge’s skyline is visible, dominated by the iconic King’s College Chapel.

I hope this painting will move viewer’s imagination by bringing together elements of nature, leisure, and architecture to create a unique and captivating piece.


Discover more:

  • narrow boat
  • canal boat
  • long boat
  • King’s College Chapel
  • a fragment of Gibb’s Building


This original painting was created in my Cambridge studio using professional quality 'Schmincke' watercolours on the highest quality 'Arches' cotton paper.

  • painting is mounted within natural oak frame which gives it rich but also classical look
  • watercolour is protected by real glass
  • mount size is approximately 6cm wide
  • painting is ready to hang with hanging cord attached at the back
  • this is a digital visualisation of the final framing - which will be very close to what you see here

Shipping & Delivery:

Please see details for delivery options / shipping quote. This product is quite fragile because of the front glass, hence tricky for packaging & shipping. You are most welcome to collect your artwork from Milton, Cambridge (CB24 6UB) It can also be delivered by the artist itself within the Cambridge area.

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