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Coastal Shipping

⚓️Today here in #Brittany is a day to be snugged down in a safe harbour…

Coastal shipping, Fowey
Coastal Shipping in a Gale

An appropriate painting for today, we have a heavy gale.

The forecast is the gale will build to storm force 10 tomorrow.

“Coastal Shipping in a Gale” [20″ x 32″] was a #painting made from an oil sketch I still have, made during the gale at #Fowey#Cornwall.

Painted in the sheltering the ruins of Polruan block house.

Coastal Shipping in a Gale, a detail

There were 2 anglers fishing nearby.

When they’d had enough one came to see what I was doing ?.

Of my very loose, rather wet sketch he said “you’ve made a right bloody mess of that ?“.

Coastal Shipping in a Gale, another detail

He went home with no fish ?.

I went home with a sketch and photographs that produced this painting, eventually sold for £500.

A good price back in the early 1980’s ?.

I think today will be a good day for catching up on paperwork, an nice open fire, a game of chess with my neighbour Matt.

I have an article to write about my more tranquil painting “Laperouse at Botany Bay“, for the Association Laperouse, more of that soon ⚓️.

Lapérouse
Laperouse entering Botany Bay
[This Gordon Frickers, art signature is on all my more recent paintings]

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