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I varnished an ‘old friend’ today in preperation for its storage… “Lapérouse Entering Botany Bay” is not yet on my web site.
Gibraltar, Nelson, HMS Minerve, HMS Captain is beginning to reveal how the final marine painting will look.
There have been some significant developments in this marine painting including Gordon Frickers is able to be the first, here to show some results of collaboration, new research into the quality of the bright yellow preferred by Nelson on his ships, more on that below…
Several interesting emails today, all 3 enquiries for marine paintings (not marine prints) about Nelson and Trafalgar.
Curiously this makes 3 enquiries for that sort of painting in the past week…
Seems a bit like the old joke about waiting for buses?
Of course, followers of this blog will know, Gordon has a new marine painting on that subject, Nelson at Gibraltar, in production (hence insert pop up pic here) at this moment and another, a new version of Trafalgar Dawn, almost ready to start.
L’association Laperouse, a dynamic association based around the Museum of Laperouse in the old quarter of Albi launched a new book with champagne and “la galette des rois” about recent discoveries relating to Laperouse.
Laperouse, navigator and discoverer was literally the French answer to Captain James Cook and the HMS Endeavour.
All days are special, some more so.
Today I drove to Taunton and had an incredible day at the Admiralty Hydrographic Office research department.
I was looking for period drawings of Botany Bay (Laperouse) and Gibraltar (Nelson) for 2 marine paintings I am planning and thanks to Guy Hannaford, what a day I had!