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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Joined H.M.S. Formidable… Made history by being…

“A little more on ‘Formidable’  from my fathers diary.”

We are fortunate to be able to read this remarkable story, kindly sent by the son of the author after a chat over the phone while he was ordering 2 prints of the painting on page   http://frickers.co.uk/marine-art/formidable_seafires.html.

Fromidable_detail_4.JPGDon’t hesitate to comment on this post below, particularly if you have a connection with Aircraft carriers.

(Gordon’s notes in brackets, abbreviations marked * explained at the end of the text)

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Ben Aynslie at the Sydney Olympics Games – "Going for Gold",

Drove north to the farm near Fougers, nearer, Fougerolles, driven by several necessities.
The painting I most wanted to bring south, “Going for Gold”, Ben Aynslie at the Sydney Olympics.
I wish to re work this very unusual portrait of Ben Aynslie. messiers-house-n-barn-img_4138-wp

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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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Plymouth Marine Department, history has returned!

How did this special event come about?

University of Plymouth Marine Department, has a long and salty history,  Tectona being a part.
Remarkably, two paintings inspired by a former captain and Uni lecturer helped save and return Tectona to Plymouth.

Tectona“, was

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"Vagrant off the Needles", only 3 left!

Stock control. “Vagrant off the Needles“, see http://www.frickers.co.uk/marine-art/vagrant_needles.html, only 3 left!

A beautiful limited signed, numbered edition of an elegant  schooner the famous Nathaniel Hershoff built at New York U.S.A.

Vagrant off the Needles” was the first of my paintings to go into print thanks to Helen Swaby of De Montfort Fine Art http://www.demontfortfineart.co.uk/
Following a recent enquiry here,

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Gold turns brown, the credit crisis, wine or dolphins?

Gold turns brown, an oblique reference to the credit crisis, dolpins or to wine?

An amusing French expression much used at Castelnau de Montmiral at present. Tous les jours ce n’est pas du temps de saison – all and every day it is not the weather for the season.

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Kim died, she would like to carry out his wish…

Kim Stephens died before he could enjoy his painting as shown on http://www.frickers.co.uk/marine-art/kim_stephens.html.

Morwhenna commissioned me saying they had been meaning to commission a
painting. Kim had died, she would like to carry out his wish.

This charming and very unusual marine painting of a Dart class cat, a watercolour, this week end caused a  friend of many years to get in touch.

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