Mermaids

Cornwall, Mermaid's Pool

Mermaids, questions answered on an all new page as asked by the famous author Simon Young, a British folklore historian based in Italy.

Mermaids Pool

Simon wrote to me “I’ve been sent, by a colleague, the name Mermaid’s Pool on Kynance Cove and the earliest reference I can find is to a painting you did there. I just wondered if you could tell me anything about the name or its history“.

My answers are on the all new page ‘Mermaids‘.

Mermaids

If legends, mermaids and Cornwall interest you, don’t miss this new read  about ‘Mermaid’s Pool’, the painting by Gordon Frickers,  40 x 50 cm (16″ x 20″) !

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Bright Yellow

Trafalgar day, 21st October and Nelson’s bright yellow.
A technical note that may interest some painters and model makers, “yellow”.
The yellow of Nelson’s fleet was 6 parts white, 3 parts yellow ochre so although described at the time, as a bright yellow, was actually a creamy yellow.
Nelson's yellow
Bright Yellow
Nelson chose the colour saying he “thought it more warlike”.
His captains copied him.
My source, a letter from Nelson to the Malta dockyard discovered by the legendary “Keeper and Curator of HMS Victory “, the now living legend and author of 17 + books, Mr. Peter Goodwin.

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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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Titanic’s palette

One of my palettes 61 x 91 cm (24″ x 36″),  as used while painting ‘The Titanic Twins”,
An amusement for you, something to ponder, ‘artist to artist’ 😀
Titanic, ‘Plymouth Harbour’, a palette
If you buy this extraordinary palette I’ll sign and verify this for you.
£ / , / U. S. $, 500.

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#Titanic‘s voyage was soon over, my two paintings sail on to become an addition to the brief life and long story, Titanic’s story.
Your Titanic “Plymouth Harbour” a palette offered for the first and only time, an investment opportunity of a life time.
Meticulously reproduced, this is the largest most prominent painting lost with the ‘Titanic’, a masterpiece commissioned by White Star Line.

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