Posts Tagged ‘marine artist’

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…)

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…)

A worthwhile AGM

Saturday, November 7th, 2009

At the Royal Western Yacht Club, an event that was one of the main reasons I am in Plymouth this week.

Today firmly wearing my marine artist’s hat and bright red sea jacket I attended the British Marine Federation South West AGM and if that sounds dull I can assure you it was not! (more…)

A greatful gift

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

Plymouth Naval History Library staff have been hugely helpful  with my research over many years.

Masterpiece … … Renowned Marine artist has presented a stunning framed print to Plymouth Central Library” recorded The Herald and The Extra, while less helpfully leaving out my web site or contact details.   Herald_13.11.09_d.JPG

I felt is was about time I did some thing more tangible to show my appreciation to the staff at Plymouth Central Library , something they would like. (more…)

HM Schooner Pickle, HMS Victory and the British Ambassador's residence, Paris

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

My flight was confirmed today. Apparently I’m going to be a starlet on TV a first for a marine artist?
This re HM Schooner Pickle, the gallant little ship that carried the news of the battle of  Trafalgar and the death of Nelson,  interview to be  with Tom Cunliffe… (more…)

What is a "power law index"

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

My son, studying at Plymouth University asked me today thinking I might know from my boat building days.

That was a while back, I have been a marine artist for almost 30 years.

How should I know???
I thought the idea of Uni was to learn things parents don’t know, or have I missed some thing here?

Do you have any info or any thoughts on what is a Power Law Index? (more…)

Plymouth Cattewater and the first real working day of the new decade.

Monday, January 4th, 2010

The Christmas and New Year period is usually quiet on the email front so a good time to work on the marine painting, including the large  harbour scene 30″ x 48″, Cattewater, Samuel Plimsoll. Cattewater_IMG_6735_d.jpg

On the subject of which today started with a message from a fellow painter. (more…)

Marine painting news, Trafalgar, galleries and re sales

Monday, February 8th, 2010

Several interesting emails today, all 3 enquiries for marine paintings (not marine prints) about Nelson and Trafalgar.
Curiously this makes 3 enquiries for that sort of painting in the past week…
Seems a bit like the old joke about waiting for buses?Gib_IMG_6777_wp.jpg
Of course, followers of this blog will know, Gordon has a new marine painting on that subject, Nelson at Gibraltar,  in production (hence insert pop up pic here) at this moment and another, a new version of Trafalgar Dawn, almost ready to start. (more…)