Nautor Swan Yachts racing

 

A collection as in fleet of Swans, slightly used Nautor Swan Yachts! Swans_off_St_Katherine__s_Point_IMG_5138_d.jpg

What is the collective name for a group of Swans ???

Gordon Frickers has a long association with these fine Swan yachts, considered by many to be Theworld’s premier yacht, Gordon being the only artist to have 4 times been chosen the Yachting World  Nautor Rolex Swan European Regatta prize artist, wow, what a terrible mouthfull!

What does that mean?

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Agapenor manoeuvring in Bombay (Mumbai) Roads

Greek heroes provided the names.

A “lost” painting found while re organising at my new home at Itzac. Agapenor bow detail IMG_4646 wp_1.jpg
This charming painting of a “blue flue” is one of a series and the only one I have left after

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Speaking of Sanbaq dhows

Sanbaq’s go back a long way;  so does payment for this painting. Delivered in good faith last June (2008) and still only half paid for.  Words like repossession begin to surface…

Has the good Samaritan has been mugged?

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Foret de Sivens, the blasted Oak, experimenting with colour and imagination.

This vivid painting of a fine old oak started as part of a series of experiments exploring my strange colour vision, then began mysteriously to evolve into a symbol.   Blasted_Oak_detail.jpg

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"Mauretania", THE Cunard Express Steamer, lots of questions…

Who knows the answer to this critical riddle?   Maure_det_2_IMG_4549_wp.jpg 

Problems encountered when  trying to upgrade the image quality of this picture on the web site.

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Zeven Provinciën, many thanks for your assistance

Good evening Rex,

Thank you for your previous emails and the one below.
We are not quite at the end of this! Rex_S_Batavia_stern_detail_23A_0022_wp.jpg

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ZEVEN PROVINCIEN, the miniature

Gordon:

Many thanks for your recent response relative to the ZEVEN PROVINCIEN.
Your information was quite helpful and I plan to follow up with the contact to Mr. Voss shortly.

I would be most delighted to have my work made mentioned on your blog, as well as my site being linked to yours.

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Snow, panic and Ben Aynslie, a rare event or climate change?

The South of France was hit heavily by snow yesterday , over 3″ in places. 

Some French are saying drivers in the South of France  are upset by 2 days of rain, this snow is causing panic, catostrophy!itzac-valley-snow-img_4359-wp

The snow arrived at Castelnau de Montmiral and Itzac during the night so what are the roads like?

 

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how capitalism has and is driving

 Possible projects include a Laperouse painting, one or 2 on the theme of Nelson and Trafalgar (because the Victory 2005 series are about to become available for sale, I will write the story here soon) a further famous wine village series this time involving more working people in the paintings,  and I have a new idea that relates to paintings about some of the big issues of our times.

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