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A voyage nearing completion

This post is offered as a progress report for my friends who like to see and follow the development of a painting. You can see the ‘sea’ is nearing completion as is this marine painting.

B I Sunday progress (3) 05.04.16
B I Sunday progress (3) 05.04.16

B I Sunday” measures a healthy 76 x 121 cms (30″ x 48″).
The ‘details’ shown here will appear larger than life on an average screen, example, the central ship, the one with the tug, “Kenya“, measures on the canvas 23.4 cms (9 & 1/4”), the smallest B I ship shown, “Tabora“, measures a diminutive 5.2 cms (2”).

B I Sunday progress (3) detail 1, 05.04.16
B I Sunday progress (3) detail 1, 05.04.16

There is a summary of this painting’s progress on my web site page “B I Sunday” which shows the progress from initial sketches. 

B I Sunday progress (3) detail 2, 05.04.16
B I Sunday progress (3) detail 2, 05.04.16


This marine painting has been formally signed, a clue which always means we are up to about 95 % complete.
My intention is to further refine the water, in effect, to keep the colouring while making the wavelets look calmer.

B I Sunday progress (3) detail 3, 05.04.16
B I Sunday progress (3) detail 3, 05.04.16

There are some other visual surprises to come; the wharf needs cranes, there were 4 per berth and a few other details including sorting out the ‘small’ craft, checking every detail is correct, sharp and ship shape,  adding local craft and colour. 

B I Sunday progress (3) detail 4, 05.04.16
B I Sunday progress (3) detail 4, 05.04.16

This marine painting is not for sale, it’s a commission.

Once completed I will have run out of commissions so will focus on the Bordeaux wine village series.
However an exclusive few copies of “B I Sunday” will be available as a heritage print.

In addition, there are now quite a few B I ships shown on my web site so I will soon organise them for your convenience and enjoyment under one heading with an introductory text as “The B I Collection“.