How goes the America’s Cup?
Is it good spectator sport? I was very tempted to return to Plymouth to paint the America’s Cup event.
However I could not find a way of justifying the 5 or 6 hundred pounds it would cost for me to return to Plymouth for the America’s Cup although Bob Brennan and I did speak with Plymouth City Council officials, the Lord Mayor and the America’s Cup publicity team.
A bit disappointing, we suggested we might do something along the lines of the work I did for Yachting World.
A watercolour (aquerrelle) painting was produced of the winning boat on the same day.
Then a full on oil painting for presentation at a prestigious occassion, special dinner, London Boat show, some thing like that.
We also offered to be official artist for the City of Plymouth and to give the city a commemorative painting, again this idea lead into a cul de sac.
my friend Tim Thompson is THE America’s Cup artist, magnificent paintings.