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Spacious studio

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

My Brittany studio, works well in fine weather… ‘needs must when the devil drives’. My studio... 27.09.17 IMG_1481
You may notice, this studio is quite climate change sensitive, could be a problem come the equinoxial gales and winter…

Bishop’s Rock

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

Virgin Atlantic Challenger II”, an artist’s story; A Blue Ribband and the Hales trophy attempt.

Behind “Virgin Atlantic Challenger II”

Why St Mary Port?

Why Sir Richard Branson?

Why such fine paintings so long ago, yet not much has come of it?

I did later go to London, meeting and selling a painting to Sir Richard Branson who proved to be a mean son of a bitch.

Off Bishop's Rock, Virgin Atlantic Challenge 2

Off Bishop’s Rock, Virgin Atlantic Challenge 2

My son has asked me to record ‘sound bites’ of family history for him so here is one such yarn shared with you. (more…)

‘Perfectionist?’

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

Artist to artist , ‘Perfectionist?’, a friend recently mentioned perfectionist.

That puts me in mind of the value of imperfect.

For those creative people interested, I’ll expand on this on my blog, meanwhile here is the best I can manage as a summary of the concepts as I interpret them. I’ve been called many times a ‘perfectionist’, maybe you have too?

I decided long ago, I don’t like that.

To avoid the concept my good friend Michael Baker, uses the phrase ‘good enough’.

In similar vein, I’d say ‘I do the best I can’; implying I know it won’t be perfect, I may fall heavily, but there is a more than fair chance it will be impressive and some people will call it ‘perfection’…

As with for example my pair of paintings “Trafalgar Dawn” and

Trafalgar Dawn

Trafalgar Dawn

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Hot painting today

Monday, July 18th, 2016

Lastours 18.07.16 IMG_7803by Gordon Frickers 61 x 915 cms (24″ x 36″), oils.

Colour beginnings, hot work today, 33 C (91.4 F) in the shade as a few pics taken around my house show. IMG_7799
Meanwhile back to the plot, a new painting for those who like to follow the process.

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The painting

Having marked out the design the next issue is to decide which are the underlying power colours.
Here the first of the tones are being established which will set the lighting, final colours and details that help describe the character of the scene will come last.

Researched on location, painted at the request of the Municipale de Gaillac for an exhibition in December 2016, you can follow the development of this picture here on this page and on this web site blog.

IMG_7796Studio or Sauna…

To acquire or commission an example of the art of Gordon Frickers phone + 44 (0)1865 52 2435 or email: info@nullartfrickers.com

Studio problems

Friday, February 19th, 2016
The high pressure continues to provide good light so I have been neglecting all else in favour of painting. 

Mostly I’ve been working on wine village paintings while waiting for parts of B I Sunday to dry sufficiently.  I have a problem. The painting’s composition will ‘hinge’ on Kenya, she is critical. I’ve had a good look at other images of Kenya and some I hold on file of Uganda.

Uganda at Falmouth , Cornwall

Uganda at Falmouth , Cornwall

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To compose a painting

Monday, December 28th, 2015

“B I Sunday” can be seen developing here. Two sketches are attached, 7 and 8 b. They represent a lot a combined effort, of thought, analysis, some detective work and insight. 

B I Sunday sketch 7

B I Sunday sketch 7

Swahili has a saying; haraka haraka haina baraka. In English meaning ‘hurry hurry has no blessing’. The phrase is an apt one for this painting.

This complex painting celebrates an event probably unique in merchant marine history when every wharf in the substantial port of Kilindini, Mombasa was occupied by ships of the same company. 

B I Sunday sketch 8 b

B I Sunday sketch 8 b

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Mombasa, first steps

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015
many of you know I have painted many port scenes an early example is posted here, another B I ship, “Rajula at Madras”
Now for “B I Sunday“.
One wonders if this had ever happened before or since anywhere in the world?

Rajula at Madras

Rajula at Madras

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How soon can you put on an exhibition?

Monday, June 1st, 2015

The subject of winning. The subject was « Le jardin de tous les plaisirs », organised by the Médiation projets et publics Service Culture – Ville de Gaillac. There was some social excitement here yesterday, in Gaillac to be more precise. The prize giving for the photographic competition Concours Photos 2015.

I've been framed!

I’ve been framed!

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Painting verses web sites…

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Painting and a headache, this year I’m investing a lot (more) of my time on web site development and maintenance. I should paint almost every day, J M W Turner managed that,  easier said than done.

My current concern is to get my original site www.frickers.co.uk updated and have time to paint. here is the progress with my newest landscape painting. www.frickers.co.uk is gradually becoming a specialized marine art web site I’ve posted a longer article about this evolution and creation of the painting on my new www.artfrickers.com (landscape painting) web site.

L'age d'or, layout changes

L’age d’or, layout changes

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The house of Salvador Dali

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

Salvador Dali, a magic name, one of the most celebrated artists of all time.

One of the reasons I took a recent mini break was to get a better feel for the attitudes and the work of the marvel, Salvador Dali.

Salvador Dali's cove

Salvador Dali’s cove

Few artists have had such a profound effect on the way people think today as Salvador Dali. 

Bouche a le creek a Dali

Bouche a le creek a Dali

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