Posts Tagged ‘Marine Art’

useful facts + excellent stories about H.M. Schooner "Pickle", carrying the news of the Battle of Trafalgar

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006

H.M. Schooner "Pickle", carrying the news of the Battle of Trafalgar

“I have Urgent Dispatches”

A brief History of H M Schooner Pickle (Dec 1800 to 27 July 1808) – a ‘clever, fast schooner, coppered’.  (more…)

Interesting paintings, have consistently been one of the best investments possible

Sunday, October 19th, 2008

The transfer to Itzac was safely accomplished, a relatively easy drive of 11 hours in fine weather after 2 nights at the farm near Mont St Micheal to collect art supplies…

Among the many interesting emails greeting my return to life online and in hyperspace was an enquiry asking for family information and offline an Australian ambush was lurking… (more…)

The marine painting of Condell leaving Portsmouth by Gordon Frickers.

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

The frigate Condell marine painting went down a real treat. The Chileans were very impressed and Capt Cruz the commanding officer was over the moon and said he was going to have it welded to the wardroom bulkhead so none of the Admirals, and there were six Chilean Admirals present, could get their fingers on it!” wrote Captain John Simkins a director, the Chief Executive, Disposal Services Agency of the Ministry of Defence after the presentation of the completed piece of marine art commission .Condell__ship_detail_IMG_4640_wp.jpg

The origin, this marine painting  was commissioned by (more…)

Newsletter 8, Sea Fever and super yachts

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

Newsletter, Sea Fever and super yachts, The Marine Art of Gordon Frickers No. 8 © august 2009

We hope you find the following interesting, engaging, interactive, and will forward this to friends. (more…)

Ancient village rocked til the early hours!

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

The week end just passed is a big event in France, 90 % of shops shut. I was not allowed to buy one single drink…  CdM_sat_eve_IMG_5937_wp.jpg

You might think this an odd place 3 hours drive inland to find a marine artist, to create marine art?    CdM_sat_eve_IMG_5943_wp.jpg

Read of and have a taste of some reasons why (more…)

Life drawing plien aire, starring *Emmanuelle Duchesse*

Monday, August 31st, 2009

CS_IMG_5987_wp.jpgNaked model or clothed, Emmanuelle Duchesse proved to be a beautiful charming and nubile model for some 11 very talented artists’ life drawing in varied styles near Itzac. 

Claire de Soissons who lives near Itzac created this life drawing occasion, no teaching, rather a congenial chance to get on with the work.  CS_IMG_5988_wp.jpg

This life drawing session was a pilot scheme for future days to network with other artists and people interested in fine art. (more…)

When does dinner become dinner party ?

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

I have been trying to invite my excellent friend and adopted French sister, Helene Ancelet, for a little dinner, not possible!

The idea was to show some appreciation of her wonderful friendship and catch up on news past and with autumn upon us, future events. (more…)

Monaco Yacht Show, day 3

Friday, September 25th, 2009

At the Monaco Yacht Show 2009, Port Hercule, Monte Carlo, this was to be my first full working day in the world of superyachts, , meeting super yacht people, excluding the 4 commissions last year.

These remarkable people rapidly changed my perspective of the super yacht world.pass_1_wp.JPG

For a start, The Monaco Yacht Show perhaps surprisingly has a carbon neutral certificate and advertises this fact with enthusiasm and when one learns more of he Monaco Yacht Show organisers achievements, with justifiable pride. (more…)

Monaco Yacht Show, the day after…

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

This time I drove to Monaco from Nice, with the Monaco Yacht Show is officially finished parking is much easier.

Great  morning for meeting crews and photographing the yachts but one needs to be organised and quick.  GF_by_A_Nicolle_IMG_1930_b.JPG

I’d loved to have devoted some time to marine painting, oil or watercolours, probably water colours. (more…)

Hossigur, wot, no surf?

Monday, October 5th, 2009

Wotnot marine painting?

Last week the cote d’azur on the Med, this week the cote du Landais on the Atlantic, each so special each so different. Hossigur_Plage_09_IMG_6315_wp.jpg

Nop, I have just had 3 days on vacation and it was brill.  Hossigur__09_IMG_6248_wp.jpg

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