Surprise ! l’Hermione

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

Surprise ! Hermione 22.10.17

Surprise ! Hermione 22.10.17

Surprise ! Hermione, 08.10.17

Surprise ! Hermione, 08.10.17

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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 the original Concord class frigate and today’s magnificent replica frigate 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, I still have a few of those studies, here is a favourite of mine, 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

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

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.

Further reading

This second ‘Further Reading (2) ‘ link helps you discover the story of the original French Frigate Hermione, her place in history and introduces my companion painting of the original ship which took a very active role in the American War of Independence including conveying the French General la Fayette and escorting his fleet, stores and troops.

Hermione was built at la Corderie Royal, Rochefort sur mer.

She is a near exact copy with allowance made for modern ‘safety requirements’, auxiliary engine etc of the Concord class frégate Hermione built 1779 at the  l’arsenal de Rochefort.

Surprise ! Hermione, detail 22.10.17

Surprise ! Hermione, detail 22.10.17

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