Luggers

the original "Mystery".

A lugger of a delightful surprise to share with you seen when I switched on today !

Entitled “Gordon Frickers : A different Perspective” by Rob McDowell, this brief, splendid article opens ” There are some joys to being ‘locked down’! “.

Then gets more and more interesting.

Barnabas, lugger  :   23 X 35 cm (9″ x 14″)    Watercolour, available      £/€ 357.

Rob McDowell you  have “done it proud”, a beautifully written and balanced article inspired by my ‘ancient’ painting of the ‘Barnabas‘ lugger, sir, thank you.

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How was it for you?

Here 2021 in France is so far very good. How was it for you on this first day of the new year ?
A ‘French’ lunch, 13.30 to 18.30 with Anglo French foods and very French wines, so I suppose that is a success🤨?
As several of our friends where not available for the 31st of ‘that year 2***’,
In consultation with my English neighbour Matt who insisted upon marking the occasion, we opted for a new year mini fete on the first, my house being the venue.

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#shipsandshipping

I am reminded today of the many cruise ships it’s been my good fortune to paint. Classic #shipsandshipping , a classic cruise ships painting. #miamibeach and a cruise ship with an unusual story to tell, ‘Emerald Seas’ is beautifully shown here entering Government Cut, the final approach to the port of #Miami. https://lnkd.in/dCQhN9Q > 50 x 81 cm (20″ x … Read more

Canoe Conodal?

The warmest day in the Tarn for a week.

Watching the weather forecasts for ‘canoe surgery’, and making very sure we had all the materials and tool we needed, I had all the preparation ready for this day.

Following a deliberately late breakfast Hervé and I ‘blitzkrieged’ his 5 m  kayak.

The first task was to ‘glass in’ the hanging knees we had fitted.

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How’s Your Intelligence?

Intelligence ?

Espionage, misinformation, fake news, tragedy, bungling by the British government, are all part of the story behind this little know dramatic frigates sea fight.

Frigates, Treasure Ships

“Frigates, Treasure Ships” 30 x 45 cm (12″ x 18″), £6,000.

A classic painting, a timeless subject, any reputable gallery should be delighted to offer you this painting for this price… a sound investment which you can buy direct from me, the artist.

As if that is not enough, this action this dramatic frigate action also caused Spain to enter the Napoleonic Wars as allied to France.

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Live on board?

“Have you ever lived on one (a boat or square rig ship) for a long period of time?” I was asked today by film maker Frank Muller.
Thought it might be fun to share my answer with you which reminds me to restart writing the requested book about my life and work.
Charlestown
Charlestown, the port, ‘October Evening’, Cornwall available as a fine art print.
I’ve owned boats most of my life, built quite a few, repaired many more too.
I’ve not lived onboard for long periods.
I don’t really fancy that unless there is a good reason.
Maria Asumpta, a real square rigger,  entering Plymouth

 

It’s a bit cramped, fun for a while.

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