Posts Tagged ‘Trafalgar’

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…)

News from The Art of Gordon Frickers, May 2007 © 2007

Tuesday, May 1st, 2007

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“I have urgent dispatches” picture in a new book; “I am a maritime historian and have been contracted to write a huge-format (about the size of an atlas) illustrated book on fighting ships 1750-1850. I am keen to include contemporary art and I am a great admirer of your image of the Pickle coming back after Trafalgar”.

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A momentous 18 months since the previous newsletter!

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

Newsletter 6 from The Art of Gordon Frickers, November 2008

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how capitalism has and is driving

Monday, January 5th, 2009

 Possible projects include a Laperouse painting, one or 2 on the theme of Nelson and Trafalgar (because the Victory 2005 series are about to become available for sale, I will write the story here soon) a further famous wine village series this time involving more working people in the paintings,  and I have a new idea that relates to paintings about some of the big issues of our times.


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…)

HMS Victory for sale

Friday, August 21st, 2009

The ship model of HMS Victory by Bob Pearce is definitely still for sale

Bob has just emailed me to confirm this, the case size and price. If interested in this rare chance to obtain a fine ship model of Victory in her Trafalgar 1805 condition, contact this web site or phone Bob Pearce. (more…)

Trafalgar Day – Pickle, advertising agencies, TV, and a marine magazine

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

I can barely keep, up with it!
This is one of those days which reminds me of the debt we owe those who went before us to build our world.
The marine painting “Trafalgar Dawn” still haunts me (available in prints see

I am planning a new piece of marine art, the opposite view.

Today was very 21st century though.

I have had today 3 enquiries about my marine painting which may be of interest and found myself yet again busy with Trafalgar and Admiral Nelson issues.  Pickle__detail_of_signal_2214__Popham__s_code_e.jpg (more…)

First Draft

Monday, February 1st, 2010

Food for thought for artists? What do you think of this?

G. I have sent you my first draft of my explication for my new (landscape painting) works.

I would welcome your thoughts and comments. Regards, D  David_Folley__painter_11.01.07_e.JPG (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…)

Gibraltar, Nelson, HMS Minerve, HMS Captain, Laperouse and riddles

Monday, March 1st, 2010

Gibraltar, Nelson, HMS Minerve, HMS Captain is beginning to reveal how the final marine painting will look.

There have been some significant developments in this marine painting  including Gordon Frickers is able to be the first, here to show  some results of collaboration, new research into the quality of the bright yellow preferred by Nelson on his ships, more on that below…Gib_06.03.10_IMG_6964_d.jpg (more…)