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For those on peril on the sea

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Wot, no rigging on Racehorse?

As we, HMS Racehorse, author Peter Goodwin and I  get neared completing, changes become progressively more refined, smaller and more subtle, harder to notice, yet people have very powerful intuition so sense what is not right.

Racehorse progress, 30.10.17

Racehorse progress, 30.10.17

There remains much to be done, completion or at least the delicate 97 % stage does now look in sight. You can follow this rare new yarn via “HMS Racehorse“. (more…)

Surprise? L’Hermione

Sunday, October 8th, 2017

l’Hermione, frigate, now you see me now you don’t…

Surprise ! Hermione, 08.10.17

Surprise ! Hermione, 08.10.17

Well, what do you make of this?

Surprise ? L'Hermione, detail

Surprise ? L’Hermione, detail

A new as near complete addition to ‘The Nelson and Trafalgar Collection’.
This looks simple? 
My impression of the Hermione (pronounced Her’me’on), Concord class frigate launched at Rochefort sur Mer, 2015.
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Mist e fying?

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017
Surprise, 26.09.17

Surprise, 26.09.17

Who said I don’t have the foggiest idea?

The latest update on this painting, still a long way to go…

You can discover more by finding “Surprise! Hermione” on this web site, Warships /Nelson and Trafalgar Collection, enjoy.

Surprise! l’Hermione, new

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

A new as yet incomplete addition to  ‘The Nelson and Trafalgar Collection’.

Surprise! Hermione 18.09.17 , incomplete

Surprise! Hermione 18.09.17 , completing soon

L’Hermione,La Fayette, La Frégate de la liberté.

Painting in production, real marine art, measuring a healthy 75 x 120 cms (29 1/2″ x 47 1/4″), Oils, available / the original; price to be decided.

Painting in production, watch out for updates, bGordon Frickers, a marine art,  75 x 120 cms (29 1/2″ x 47 1/4″), Oils, available / the original; price to be decided.

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The Painting, “Surprise! Hermione“.

Having painted a scene with the original ‘Hermione’ this piece makes a modern running mate, a pair, representing the story of magnificent original and the new replica frigate built completed recently at Rochefort sur mer near La Rochelle.

I have painted the subtleties of mysterious fog many times, sometimes on location, in particular during the best days of my life (so far) when I lived behind a beach overlooking the beautiful Saint Austell Bay, painted from what was my studio window.

Par Beach, Cornwall, morning fog

Par Beach, Cornwall, morning fog

In common with most sailors, I have sailed, navigated, in sea fog many times thus there is a wealth of experience in the form and colours of this atmospheric, emotional painting, for you to discover and enjoy.

Surprise! Hermione, detail 1, 18.09.17

Surprise! Hermione, detail 1, 18.09.17

The building of the new Hermione (pronounced in southern english, Her’me’on) took 18 years, as part of a project instigated soon after World War 2, to revitalise a former arsenal town, devastated by the Germans when they withdrew in 1944

The new Hermione is a huge success helping attract  artisans from all over Europe, millions of visitors and world wide publicity, revitalising what was the dying town of Rochefort sur mer, I sincerely salute the many brave, visionary people associated with the project and wish ‘The Harwich Mayflower Project’ similar good fortune.

Surprise! Hermione, detail 2, 18.09.17

Surprise! Hermione, detail 2, 18.09.17

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Gordon Frickers, the only artist member of British Marine

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rig safety lines

Thursday, August 31st, 2017
Attention on deck, rig safety lines, lash everything movable down before opening the attached.
The attached gives you and idea of where Chupra has been navigated to as of early this evening.
As you can see I’ve been busy since the last photoshoot.

Chupra near finished 31.08.17

Chupra near finished 31.08.17

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Chupra progress

Sunday, August 27th, 2017
Chupra progress 27.08.17

Chupra progress 27.08.17

Racehorse reversed

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017
HMS Racehorse‘, a big change made to the composition. 

Racehorse 07.08.17

Racehorse 07.08.17

This was decided for several reasons including, to show her starboard side meant the saild would mask most of her decks thus hiding what would be interesting accurate details and by showing her port side we are looking fromn the East by North East to the South West so the lighting and colours offer me more possibilities.
Today I’ll refine ‘Racehorse‘ and begin to sort out her masts, spars and sails, all info from the log book and the combined sea & ship building experience of Peter Goodwin and I.

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The Ocean of Chupra.

Sunday, August 6th, 2017
A cool start here at Théhillac leading to a beautiful warm sunny day ideal for painting ‘Théhillac Style’, outside on the patio.
Chupra’s under painting has begun, as usual it should not be thought of as in any way ‘finished’. 

Chupra 06.08.17

Chupra 06.08.17

I’ll let the under painting go to touch dry then start the final drawing of the ship.

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It’s blowing up

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

‘Chupra’ as modified re my previous post on this subject.
Changes include ship reduced, direction of sea changed, sky adjusted, some tonal values started.

Chupra 01.08.17

Chupra 01.08.17

The ship is not yet well drawn, that starts with the next stage provided my client likes what he sees in the potential here.
When completed she will make a fine addition to the B I Collection on my web site, you can discover more on page 
http://www.frickers.co.uk/…/s…/the-british-india-collection/ 
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Giving birth while painting

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017
Birth of a new Painting a beginning, basic drawing near complete, first tonal values added, ‘Racehorse’, HMS, intended and produced in co operation as an illustration for the next book by the distinguished naval author Peter Goodwin.
This new painting measures 1 x .75 m (39″ x 29.5″), produced on speculation and because it’s a chance to work with Peter Goodwin.

Racehorse 01.08.17

Racehorse 01.08.17

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