What where you doing last Friday night?
Evening with Artist Gordon Frickers …
I’ll share part of my evening with you, wish you where here?
Les visiteurs ! Elodie, Jean Marc and Louis. No painting today, a long merry lunch together, time on the beach including swimming. After which, a light supper at my place, special moments with new friends, wish you where here to share it.
The famous Painting School of Montmiral. It has been my good fortune to visit twice and enjoy a lunch and long conversations with the ever stimulating professor Francis Pratt. Aside from painting we were as you do, putting the world right we enjoyed a long discourse about a subject upon which he is probably the … Read more
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Page and activity I’ve neglected for a while, re written at the request of a new friend , marketing guru.
Gordon Frickers, best known as a Marine Artist, noted too for poetic landscapes, has proven a popular, entertaining guest speaker.
Gordon Frickers has an engagingly interactive, amusing, immensely knowledgeable and often surprising style as a speaker and lecturer.
Titanic’s, “Plymouth Harbour“, after Norman Wilkinson. A major painting in progress. Titanic’s voyage was soon over, these two paintings sail on to become an addition to the brief life and long story, Titanic’s story. Titanic’s ‘Plymouth Harbour‘ measures exactly as the original and is presented on the identical type of canvas, 79.5 x 172 … Read more
It is with the greatest sadness that it falls to me Ladies, and gentlemen, on behalf of his sister Jo and family; it is also my privileged honour, to announce we have lost Chris Fagg
Chris has gone from this the ‘cloud cuckoo land’ he often laughed about to what we hope is a better place.
My deepest sympathy goes to his surviving family especially his sister Jo, and to all his good friends. I wish you all long life.
What was / is Bright yellow on warships and why important to my ‘Trafalgar Collection?
More than one ship today sports a curious choice of yellow line on her hull.
Quite different from ‘Nelson’s Bright Yellow’.
At that time  Victory was painted Chrome Yellow.
As a marine artist I knew Chrome yellow was very expensive before 1820.
I suggested it was an error to use it for 1805.
Victory is the Royal Navy’s most famous icon !
I researched the colours, external and internal, at Portsmouth and elsewhere, together with Mr. Peter Goodwin when he was ‘Keeper and Curator of HMS Victory.