Picture framing guide, care of your print and framing prints

Today has seen significant changes to the ‘Framing‘ page on www.frickers.co.uk.
This helpful page has had a comprehensive update and re write including a new piece by Lisa Bonet on framing watercolours.

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Gordon Frickers résumé ~ "Why didn't you tell me…"

Gordon Frickers résumé has had new information and new pictures added.  Painting_the_Pyrenees__not_all_of_them___GF_IMG_1864_.jpg_wp.jpg

By way of introduction for those who don’t know of Gordon Frickers, his résumé is on www.frickers.co.uk

Gordon Frickers is special because:

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Preparing an Me 109 f.


The Messeschmitt Me 109 f I’m building is to fly dramatically for the author and former navy man David J B Smith on the cover of his next book.

The progress of this new painting will appear from time to time on this blog and my Facebook & Twitter pages.

Mr Smith has specialised in writing on the Second World War.

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Driving, a fast changing environment…

I’m going to add 2 articles about driving particularly in France that may be helpful to a few people.

The road environment in Europe is changing fast and I’ve been keeping notes so the first article is about  GPS, the second will be mostly about the rapidly changing speed limits and safety measures in particularly in France, enjoy, contribute replies if you would like to.

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Photo finish, Spirit of Mystery in the Southern Ocean

“its just the painting I had hoped for” .   Regarding ‘Spirit of Mystery’ in  SoM_04.12.12_IMG_4940_wp.JPG what Hollywood calls an ‘ultimate storm’, there has been a flurry of e mails between Pete Goss and myself over the past couple of days so for those interested in the creative process here follows a summary of the completion, the lastv 2 % of effort for this large marine painting.

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Commissioning the creative process

Pete Goss, the renowned small craft sailor (look him up on you tube etc) wrote:

I have always admired that painting (“Roaring Forties“, more on that below… was commissioned by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston)  as it is one of the few paintings that for me captures the Southern Ocean in a small boat.
I would love a painting as George (Skinner) has suggested but don’t want to start something
that is beyond my budget and ends up dashing all our hopes. D1903_Roaring_Forties15.03.05.jpg

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