A Leica remarkable and inspirational story for you.
I invested in a new dining / studio table this week, thanks to my good mate Matt. Solid oak, this table extends to 2 meters meaning room for more dinner guests. Will you be one of the dinner guest at this new table?
A rare (very English) treat for with afternoon tea here today …
At Cape Trafalgar
I’m reminded by post on the ‘Battle of Trafalgar’ Facebook page by Hari Singh Shekhawat of my visit to Cape Trafalgar with two French colleagues as part of my research while ‘Official Artist’ to HMS #Victory during the preparations for Trafalgar 200.
For me it felt a bit eerie to gaze at the seaward horizon and think of the 21st of October 1805.
New video: ‘The Port of Chester (1863)”,
this major art work is I’m pleased to report still attracting attention and back in the news this week.
‘Port of Chester & The River Dee basin and lock’ I am delighted to say features my painting 3 times.
Bob Moore of the Pastfinder Channel wrote to me “While “researching the old port of Chester UK and browsing the internet I came across your marvellous painting entitled ‘The Port of Chester (1863)’ “.
This new video is available for viewing on Youtube, more of that in a moment.
First, let’s set the scene for you.
Today by reading a reference to the old USS Constitution sometimes called “Old Ironsides” I am reminded of HMS Victory, a ‘first rate ship of the line of battle’. After Trafalgar HMS Victory had 600 cannon balls removed from her hull all of which had failed to penetrate and not a single man on the … Read more
Autumn”A man shall have his seasons as a leaf upon a tree” : should be a painting ! from a traditional English folk song often played in East Sussex when I lived there building boats. I don’t recall the title of the song. I made this photograph a few years astern while living in the … Read more
Mayflower off Rame Head, painting progress 08.09.21, painting nearing completion. I still have the crew and rigging to add, the sea to complete then ‘tidy up’ so quite a few more hours to invest here. “The Mayflower off Rame Head, 40 x 63 cm (25 3/4″ x 15 3/4”). Mayflower is painted here simply because … Read more
Rosh Hashanah, Shanah Tovah, it’s New Year !
A watercolour, now for sale, 23 x 30 cm (9″ x 12″) available £ 450, made during my first visit to Israel.
Discover more on my page “Israel Paintings“.