Last Departure

Captain Waite wanted this maritime painting “Last Departure” when he was the ship’s master, bought for Cutty Sark. Le capitaine Waite voulait le “Last Departure” lorsqu’il était capitaine du navire, acheté pour le Cutty Sark. Another splendid maritime print sold and a new page added to my website encouraged by a descendant of one of … Read more

It’s Sunday so here we go for “B I Sunday”

Marine art is firmly back in my sights.
The worst of the ‘flying dust and debris’ caused by my move to ‘winter quarters’, disruption caused by returning to Plymouth to research for Mayflower 400 / 2020 has settled.
Here we go charting in more senses than one, the progress of my new, large, complex  marine painting “B I Sunday“. The making of this painting is already quite an adventure which has included an invitation to a wedding in Mombasa on the 12 th of December.

B I Sunday‘ will show the port of Mombasa, Kenya on a unique day when every wharf was occupied by ships of the same company, the British India Steam Navigation Company

Port of Kilindini, Mombassa, detail from a 1971 Admiralty chart
Port of Kilindini, Mombassa, detail from a 1971 Admiralty chart
Yesterday morning having driven for the second time in a week to Roche Bernard to chase up ‘my’ plumber I retire to find inspiration, to express some ideas I have for “B I Sunday” in a cafe at Roche Bernard that I have adopted and where they seem to have adopted me. Cafe a Roche Bernard IMG_5501
I have been thinking of ways to do justice to “B I Sunday”.

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En route to England and a birthday treat

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Up early ish today and loading my car including with 2 major marine paintings F 014.04.10 IMG_7258 d_1.jpg(Plymouth Cattewater and Nelson at Gibraltar 10 Dec 1796) and numerous French landscapes.

One of the objectives of this return to my home port of Plymouth is to find out how the paintings are received, perceived and valued, another is to consider suitable exhibition venues.

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Glenorchy, published by Sea Breezes magazine

I hear from my friends at Sea Breezes magazine, “Yes we did manage to get the Glenorchy scan to a publishable quality“.G1914Glenorchy_on_the_Thames.JPG

Sea Breezes, Glenorchy the marine painting is in the June issue which is on sale today.

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Racing yachts, Swans in full flight.

Finished this week, a spirited marine painting of Nautor Swan yachts racing in classic style.

This fine example of marine painting (36″ x 28″)  is intended to be reserved as an exhibition piece and be offered for a modest £1,200.00; unless some one before then, makes me an offer I can’t refuse!Swans__014.04.10_IMG_7219_d.jpg

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"Racing Yachts" and the Yachting World prize

 

A warmer day today (still F cold this eve). Excellent light today for painting.
Alone in the studio, I was able to spread out a bit and enjoy the calm, concentrate.
I am more productive given a tranquil studio. I recently worked out I could manage with a minimum of 75 sq m space to live and work, of course it would have some conditions attached, like good light, calm atmosphere and ADSL/Broadband…
The new marine painting “Racing Yachts” featuring Swan Nautor type yachts is almost complete. Yacht_racing__Swans__det_1_IMG_6969_wp.jpg

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Racing Yachts Marine Paintings, Marine Photography

I still find photographing marine art, well, any paintings, stressful.

I am yet to find a camera or film that always makes a good job of this even under ideal conditions and worse, some paintings are more difficult to copy than others, why?

Ice_Maiden_06.03.10_IMG_6982_d.jpgI have just re photographed two of the largest major marine paintings in my collection, “Ice Maiden” ( see page http://www.frickers.co.uk/prints.html for a limited edition copy) and “Yamaha“,Yamaha_painting_2_IMG_6975_d.jpg also the new painting “Racing Yachts“.

So where is the problem?

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Blue Funnel steamer sold

The new marine painting of the Alfred Holt Blue Funnel Steamer, last mentioned on this blog on the 7th of February is now complete.

Agapenor_at_Bombay__Mumbai__IMG_4643_d.jpgIt is also sold.

Drat!

Now I only have one “Blue Flue” marine art left… http://www.frickers.co.uk/marine-art/agapenor_bombay.html Talthybius_6_IMG_6959_d_2.jpg

The Blue Funnel steamer Talthybius is not even on the web site yet, sold in less than a month so I’ll show you am few details below.

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