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Marine painting progress and a super yacht dilema

Marine art has occupied much of my time over the past few days while I gradually develop a group of new marine paintings. I’ll tell more of the others over the next few days.

By biggest concern is for the Porto Fino super yacht scene which will show superyachts off Porto Fino at dusk.  Porto_Fino_2_IMG_6737_wp.jpgThe sketch here show the basic design.

It’s great to work on a delightful warm evening super yacht scene while outside we have – 4 C, steady snow falling and 2 inches ( 50 cms) of solid compacted ice on the hill into Itzac

Itzac_Noel_IMG_6614_d.jpgIs this an ideal world, what do you think?

In an ideal world I would be painting as I wish with the work pre sold.

Other time has been lost helping a good friend who is ill with vertigo attacks and because we have had 4″ in “old money” of snow, 10 cms to the rest of you.

I am stuck on the super yacht scene.

Maybe you can help?

I would like to find some good photos of the super yacht square rigger Maltese Falcon, ideally flood lite, to use in the middle back ground.

As the principal yacht I’d like to find a vessel of some 5 decks and 300 tons +.

Ideally this new marine painting will be shown at the European Parliament were I have been asked to exhibit later this year, sold or used in other exhibitions as my European parliament Exhibition goes on tour.

It would be best if the yachts shown will be regularly used for charters.

I wish the painting to illustrate part of the super yacht dream.

Why a yacht which charters?

Because that will have a larger number of people actively interested in her and people who see the painting will experience the possibility that one day they might charter her of be invited as a guest…

I have all I need to paint in Sarafsa but…

Sarafsa is very privately owned and while a beautiful superyacht is not a good bet for me as her owner is unlike to want to buy the painting.

I painted Sarafsa once before, for her builders,

Devonport Royal Dockyard of Plymouth, a part of the massive babcock marine,  and all I got was paid for which I am grateful of course, thanks chaps.

However as far as I am concerned, a truly successful painting goes on to generate attention on display and in journals and that one as far as I know never left Devonport Royal Dockyard.

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