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.
Is there anything quite like sand between your toes, real paddling in a warm sea? I just love this sign !!! Please let’s keep all beaches clean !! Better still, not just to the beach…… tissues dropped in elevators, cartons etc thrown on the streets!!! Bin your waste in the appropriate way !!! On the … Read more
Mr. Goodwin has developed his own way of conveying the very human side of the story.
To bring you a better experience, both my web sites are being refined.
To bring you easier navigation, clearer texts, simplified buying, my ‘marine art’ web site www.frickers.co.uk/art may briefly be off line at times over the next few months.
www.frickers.co.uk/art is undergoing its first major upgrade since 2003.
Receiving similar attention, the newer site www.artfrickers.com [mostly landscapes] will also go off line for brief periods.
This is to help you see the trees in the wood.
Our aim is nothing less than the most distinctive, informative, user friendly, marine and landscape art web sites on the Internet.
If the sites give you any problems keep calm, do have confidence in us.
Don’t hesitate to fire a gun, hoist a signal.
Climate change real or a hoax?
Our climate is of course constantly changing.
It always does.
Some of us refer to this phenomena as ‘weather’.
Climate Change : a response to the ‘deniers’ narrative.
The three fold questions behind the pc phrase ‘climate change’ are; is the present rate of change abnormal and if so in what ways and finally of this threesome, is there a change occurring that is a threat to our individual and collective lives?
Mine was a working week end taking advantage of good light and light airs.
I’d love to have taken my Wayfarer ‘Evee’ and a picnic to Vannes for the grand maritime festival of sail.
A big bi annual event but with much to do and no crew I chose to work on the ‘Titanic Twins’, “Plymouth Harbour” after the Norman Wilkinson.