A successful outcome

Arrived safe in Florida USA, my client is happy to have you know he wrote
“Dear Gordon,
I got it safe and sound!
The painting is magnificent and stunning.
Rhoda Mary
Schooner Race
Each aspect of the painting exceeds my expectations.  While your paintings are beautiful to look at over the internet, the actual painting has a warmth that can only be felt by seeing the real thing. I also had a reaction I had not expected. My father passed away from a stroke when I was seven. He loved to paint and I remember watching and being around him while he painted. When I opened the box and revealed the painting, I got the smell that I had not had since I was seven. I guess it was both the varnish and paint but it was warm and wonderful.
Thanks for a great experience,
Eric
P.S. I’ll contact you when we have it installed at the new house. Maybe we can get a Skype session and I’ll give you a tour of its new home. I looked at the flags on the stern and it spells out MQKJ. Any significance?

Have you ever thought, “I’d love a painting like that one?”

Give me a call or email ! ?

MQKJ explained below… 

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RoyalYachtBritannia

The Royal Yacht Britannia was when launched revolutionary and controversial.

Britannia
Royal Yacht Britannia

A story for my forthcoming book?

Later converted to a ‘J Class’, she actually had 7 changes of rig, I’ve shown here as she originally appeared.

She won over 200 races, still a record.

I have just two prints of this painting left unsold.

When I first painted ‘R Y Britannia‘ I carried out considerable research.

That activity took me to Cowes on the Isle of Wight where I had a very interesting, at least to me and possibly you, conversation with the famous marine photographers Mr. Beken 2 and 3 at their shop in West Cowes.

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1788 and a mystery

The French ‘Lapérouse Expedition’ vanished mysteriously in Oceania in 1788.

Their last European contact was with the British ‘First Fleet’ at Botany Bay, #Australia.

Lapérouse
Laperouse entering Botany Bay

Added to this web site, a splendid 2000 ish word read about “#Lapérouse The Count and the First Fleet” at Botany Bay a marine painting by Gordon Frickers measures 61 x 91 cm., 7.000, €, £ 6,200.

The first clues of the expeditions fate emerged 60 years later.

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La Poste advice

Posted today with one difference,  to Baron B Hicken in the USA, a beautiful “Port of #Chester 1863” signed, numbered fine art print, [from £157.00 inc P&P] sent as I always do, insured, traceable.

Port of Chester
Port of Chester 1863

This particular print has by request of Baron Hicken, a remarque drawing in the margin to enhance the print with the artist’s original touch so I hope you like this mini drawing.

Chester 1863 print
Port of Chester 1863 remarque
Chester, print
Chester, special permission to use the coat of arms

The difference this time was the print on the advice of La Poste staff at Redon, went in a box not the usual tube.

They had said that would be more economic as La Poste doesn’t like tubes.

The cost was the same … ‘tant piss‘ as we say in France, meaning never mind however I like the way it sounds in English so share the phrase with you !

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Last Arrival …

There is as of today, a splendid summary, a new page, about this subject, ‘Last Arrival, https://www.frickers.co.uk/art/marine-art/merchant-sail/last-arrival/cutty-sark-last-arrival-further-reading/ Enjoy. Painting of ‘Ferreira’ and tug ‘Triton’ by Gordon Frickers measures 61 x 91 cm (24″ x 36″), oils, original sold     This surfaced because of the post below by my good friend Marcus Aloof put on my … Read more