Camille Pissarro was interested in painting landscapes; this painting is of a harbour called Le Havre in France. Pissarro made the painting whilst staying in a hotel room which overlooked the harbour, he stayed at the Hotel for many months and although he might have painted the same scene many times he was able to show the different types of weather and the changing seas.
Have you ever been caught out at sea in a storm or have you been out on a bright sunny day when the sea is calm? Imagine that you are in one of the boats in the painting, look back at the harbour and imagine what you can see from your boat. What type of weather will you have? Who is on the boat with you? If you sail out of the harbour what adventure will your boat take you on?