Today running below the surface of my main activities, I was asked by Frank Muller, “Gordon, have you ever painted a submarine?”
An interesting question ?
“Yes Frank, several, old, WW2 and modern nuclear subs.
I’ve met quite a few sub-mariners, one, the author Peter Goodwin is a best friend of mine.
When Senior Youth Coach we were all invited to visit the French submarine ‘Amethyste’ when she berthed at Devonport for the RPCYC children.
We were given a tour of the boat, the children allowed to use the periscope and we where give a given a marvellous buffet.
I lost touch with the commander, a pity a good fellow and a wine buff too.
An interesting question, which makes me curious to know why?”
Painting submarines is ‘easy, a sea, a sky and a black stick’ !
Above you see one of my ‘sub paintings’, “Moonlight Patrol 20 x 25 cm (8″ x 10″), oils.
Painted for the son of her commander, HM Submarine Unique (N95).
Submarine ‘Unique’, as painted here was mysteriously lost in the Bay of Biscay during World War 2, entertainment, information and inspiration on submarine paintings.