A pleasant Diversion

My #painting palette yesterday, a glimpse of the effort needed to complete ‘The Titanic Twins‘, both nearing completion. Another diversion, you can commission the #painting you have long wanted from me and follow it’s development. Contact via https://www.frickers.co.uk/art/about-gordon-frickers-and-his-work/contact/   

Antarctic heat wave

20 % off in nine days ?
A ‘discovery’ class #superyacht
This painting revealed for the first time is not yet on my web site.
A painting of this size and quality can be yours for as little as 30 x 45 [12″ x 18″] £850.00
Our weather systems as any sailor can tell you, have an untidy habit of not following the neat smooth curves of prediction beloved of economists and scientist.
A habit of townies and city folk who don’t understand that terms like ‘#floodplain‘ are a warning not a cute pastoral anachronism .
 

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Rhoda Mary remembered

A lovely Facebook surprise today.
I was distracted enough to change course to investigate the page https://www.facebook.com/Rhoda-Mary-Project-1543742422567487/ where I found an attempt is being made to return the wreck of the famous “Rhoda Mary” to Cornwall.
 
This is meaningful for me for a number of reasons.
Many years astern Frank Trebilcock asked me to paint “A Dispute Settled” for him, the picture I’ve posted here.
Rhoda Mary & Katie Cluett
“A Dispute Settled”

The fine and renowned painting is available as a fine art print on canvas for the look and feel of the original, from £157 inc P&P.

Purchase Now  with Paypal or bank to bank and by arrangement, in instalments.

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On this day

14 February 1998< a blast from the past>, a newspaper clipping, an amusement to share with you. The first truly International publicity my #art #painting received was on the >14 February 1998< via the prestigious shipping journal ⚓️ #Lloyds List International⚓️. The article prominently featured my now famous “Roaring Forties” [available as an awesome signed print from my web site] … Read more

Boitel

This is where Matt and I are staying, after a day at St Emilion, story on my other web site blog, we are very near Gaillac to we become Gaillacois Tarn. I had called Herve to ask if he could recommend a gite or modest hotel. Bless him he insisted we stay in his home. … Read more

A Confession

A dark secret …
I was today ‘confessing’;  you won’t like me ? … on my first French tax return.
While I am baring my soul and as my tax returns are invariable about rising expenses and loss so not very interesting, here is an much darker confession.
For making tea I mostly use a large white ‘Fred’s Cafe’ tea pot [I hope that is not advertising?]
Fred’s tea pot

This yarn gets worse, much darker…

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This Morning

This little schooner had survived, only just, 2 heavy gales in the Bay of Biscay, the date was the fourth of November 1805.
She conveyed on board the most momentous news of that decade as she arrived at Falmouth, England.

Trafalgar Messenger

Her unlikely name now immortalised in history was HMS Pickle.This painting measures 48 x 61 cm (19″ x 24″), available, price upon application.

Trafalgar Messenger, detail

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