Archive for July, 2017

Chuprish

Sunday, July 30th, 2017
Attached is the newest design for the marine painting of M V Chupra, a commission from J. Leeson and Son.

G A of Chupra

G A of Chupra

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Vagrant off Cowes

Saturday, July 29th, 2017
In an effort to achieve the impossible, keep Chris Fagg, via Facebook, happy and quiet for a minute here is the ‘other’ schooner ‘Vagrant Off Cowes’ painting, another ‘golden oldie’, enjoy. 

Vagrant off Cowes

Vagrant off Cowes

This one never got into print.
Worse, it seems to have done an ‘Odd Socks’, disappeared from my web site; I couldn’t find it…
The original was shown at The Mall Galleries, Royal Society of Marine Artists exhibition and quickly purchased by the Vagrant’s owner, Peter de Savary on the recommendation of Vagrant’s captain.

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A Christmas Surprise

Friday, July 28th, 2017

Hazelrigg, a Christmas surprise updated, Three Cliffs bay, Gower Peninsular, ‘Hazlerigg’.
Following and inquiry for a print, unfortunately not possible, I’ve updated this archive page and the linked ‘Further Reading,

My client Sue Rees wanted their family yacht, shown in a fresh breeze off a recognisable part of the Gower Peninsular, their home waters.
You can discover how ‘Hazelrigg’ was ‘done’ on the ‘Further Reading’ page, read on, enjoy. (more…)

Schooner Vagrant

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017
I’m delighted to learn via a post on Linkedin by Christian Poorte, of Royal Huisman, Hogeschool, The Netherlands, Vagrant  is about to be given a major overhaul.

Having visited and been given the rare privileged of a tour of the Royal Huisman yard back in 2011 I can assure you Vagrant could not be in better hands. See Vagrant off the Needles, only two copies left.

Vagrant off the Needles

Vagrant off the Needles

Vagrant off the Needles“, signed, numbered, only two copies left in stock, £147 including postage.
The publisher, de Montfort sold their last copies years ago.
Many years ago I had the good luck to sail on Vagrant and paint her twice,  for the owner Peter de Savery.

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“Tectona, dawn off Bolt Head”

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

A portrait of an 80 ton sail training ketch sailing near Salcombe, off one of Devonshire’s two best known headlands.

By Gordon Frickers 40 x 61 cms (16″ x 24″), oils on canvas board, available, £1,200

Tectona, Ketch, Sail Training Vessel

Tectona, Ketch, Sail Training Vessel

Page including the sub page ‘Further Reading’, thoroughly updated.
As an artist, sailor and boat builder I have a long experience of working with professional sea people.
I am delighted to have played a small but significant part in the story of and saving for posterity of Tectona the ketch, the sail training vessel. (more…)

Upgraded, updated

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

 C. V. / résumée, new texts, revised texts, new photos, a very unusual C.V./ , , page revised, updated, enjoy,

Gordon age 3

Gordon age 3

Opportunity Mayflower, ‘Official Artist’.

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

2020 will see the biggest anniversary celebrations in the USA in our lifetimes.

I have the honour to be appointed ‘Official Artist’ and an ‘Ambassador’ to ‘The Harwich Mayflower Project’, a celebration of the famous the voyage 1620 / 2020, that founded the modern United States of America.

HMP invite you to discover more via their ‘Ambassador’, me, Gordon Frickers, +443333207276 E: artistfrickers@nullgmail.com

Mayflower concept sketch

Mayflower concept sketch

The Mayflower Collection” paintings are intended to become core paintings supporting The HMP of Harwich, the port where she outfitted. 

Mayflower concept sketches

Mayflower concept sketches

These newly researched scenes of The Mayflower’s famous voyage will thus be a fresh and authoritative visualisation aid contributing to the 400 th anniversary celebrations that will endure long after the event, continue to be seen as memorable by future generations, literally becoming a part of The Mayflower story. 

The attached ‘concept sketch’ is one of the series I am actively researching.

The new paintings will be for sale; I will of course continue to accept other commissions.

Additionally this project brings significant, enduring, national and International educational, tourism and business opportunities.

HMP invite you to discover more via their ‘Ambassador’, me, Gordon Frickers, +443333207276 E: artistfrickers@nullgmail.com

My research has already taken me to many places including Harwich.

The new paintings will be for sale; one of the ‘concept sketches’ shown here, I will of course continue to accept other commissions.

An exciting idea, The Harwich Mayflower Project is helping revitalise Harwich and has a site for building a new ship, the latter in part as a youth opportunity facility.

By proposing to build a new ship representing the latest research, if well handled, HMP could hugely benefit British and American businesses a great opportunity for a major sponsor.

If you wish commission or to know more don’t hesitate connect with me.

In The Mayflower and Pilgrim Fathers story the significance of Harwich has been neglected, yet it is a key event.

Along time a gateway port for Europe, the Mayflower was fitted out and stored at Harwich for her voyage onto the first page of the United States history.

Her Captain and some of the crew were Harwich men.

HMP invite you to discover more via their ‘Ambassador’, me, Gordon Frickers, +443333207276 E: artistfrickers@nullgmail.com

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“Rajula” 1926-1973, your week end read?

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

A new Page consolidating and adding to various texts to make a history and account of a classic ship, closing with a very vivid account by the 3rd officer of Rajula, an eye witness, of  one of the all time worst storms off the coast of India.

Print: British India Steam Navigation Company 'Rajula'

Print: British India Steam Navigation Company ‘Rajula’

 
 
Rajula” was a most remarkable British India Steam Navigation Company ship, surprising and long lived ship with a very worthwhile career and an excellent reputation.
 
Rajula at Madras“, this classic picture is available as a signed,numbered Heritage print from my web site priced from £147.

I’m back on the ******* computer !

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Trying to find the last info Peter Goodwin sent me about ‘Racehorse‘.

Peter Goodwin and I assisted by Captain Jack Sparrow

Peter Goodwin and I assisted by Captain Jack Sparrow

The notes included some comments by Captain Frank Scott (grandson of ‘Scott of the Antarctic’ and a square rig master).

Peter wrote recently “from Frank regarding my description of how the painting is being created is very pleased that you are creating a ship in considerably adverse conditions”.

Racehorse Sketch 11.06.17

Racehorse Sketch 11.06.17

I’ve begun correcting my last drawing of ‘Racehorse’, the one Peter and I discussed at great length at his home a few weeks back, aided by one of their cats, ‘Captain jack Sparrow’.
Their 3 cats are all named after famous pirates…

Seven Provinces

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

A little announcement soon to be followed by a BIG announcement on another subject.

Zeven Provinciën

Zeven Provinciën

I am pleased to report the glorious painting “Zeven Provinciën, & Youth Training“, a Dutch eighty gun Ship of the Line is to feature as part of an article in a coming edition of the esteemed naval magazine Warships International Fleet Review, editor Iain Ballentyne.

Zeven Provinciën (detail)

Zeven Provinciën (detail)

 

See the building replica of the “Zeven Provinciën” (seven Provinces) at the Batavia Wherf, Lelystad in The Netherlands, learn more via my ‘Further Reading page, https://www.frickers.co.uk/art/marine-art/war-ships/zeven-provincien-royal-netherlands-navy/ or find her on Wikipedia

With Master shipwright Willum Voss at batavia Wherf, Lelystad

With Master shipwright Willum Voss at Batavia Wherf, Lelystad

 
This fine, original marine painting measures 50 x 90 cms (20″ x 36″), oils on canvas board, long since sold to Mr. Henk van der Hoef is available as a Heritage quality (on canvas) print, numbered, signed by the artist, from £147.00.