Coastal Shipping

⚓️Today here in #Brittany is a day to be snugged down in a safe harbour…

Coastal shipping, Fowey
Coastal Shipping in a Gale

An appropriate painting for today, we have a heavy gale.

The forecast is the gale will build to storm force 10 tomorrow.

“Coastal Shipping in a Gale” [20″ x 32″] was a #painting made from an oil sketch I still have, made during the gale at #Fowey#Cornwall.

Painted in the sheltering the ruins of Polruan block house.

Coastal Shipping in a Gale, a detail

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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

Outbound, Liverpool on her stern

Blue funnel or as they say in her home port of Liverpool “a Blue Flue Liner”, outward bound, from #Bombay [now #Mumbai] #India,  #Liverpool on her stern.
I present the good ship
‘Agapenor’.
Agapenor
Agapenor at Bombay (Mumba)
This fine 29 x 60 cm (11½” x 23½”) painting is available, a bargain at £950.00, ex studio.

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