Snow, moonlight and studio space

More snow today, it has been bitterly cold for the past 3 days with a North wind, the pop up pic opposite shows a car stuck outside my cottage…snow_feb_IMG_6791_wp.jpg

Today’s task is to work on the larger marine painting of the Cattewater, Plymouth by moonlight, a scene showing the  clipper Samuel Plimsoll loading emigrants Australia bound.

The studio space is very limited, I need more space but where and how, any suggestions?

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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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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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The marine painting of Condell leaving Portsmouth by Gordon Frickers.

The frigate Condell marine painting went down a real treat. The Chileans were very impressed and Capt Cruz the commanding officer was over the moon and said he was going to have it welded to the wardroom bulkhead so none of the Admirals, and there were six Chilean Admirals present, could get their fingers on it!” wrote Captain John Simkins a director, the Chief Executive, Disposal Services Agency of the Ministry of Defence after the presentation of the completed piece of marine art commission .Condell__ship_detail_IMG_4640_wp.jpg

The origin, this marine painting  was commissioned by

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