The Flying Scotsman has as a result of Mike Jeffries comments had a a re appraisal of the painting and some re working, specific replies to points raised listed below and may be of wider interest to artists.
The remarks have also underlined a serious problem I have here at Itzac; the studio space is tooooo small for paintings over 16” x 20”.
I need a larger studio ASAP but where, anyone want an artist in residence?
My flight was confirmed today. Apparently I’m going to be a starlet on TV a first for a marine artist?
This re HM Schooner Pickle, the gallant little ship that carried the news of the battle of Trafalgar and the death of Nelson, interview to be with Tom Cunliffe…
Today started with an interview on BBC Radio Devon with Gordon “Sparkie” Sparks mostly on the subject of “I have urgent dispatches“, the painting and marine prints of HMS Pickle.
The Pickle is to be featured in 2010 in BBC Channel 4 documentary and
Steady progress maintained on this painting while working on others as well. Plus suffering various interruptions unexpected visitors (a pleasure) PC crashing for a day and a half (not pleasure) and chasing possible new work. This new picture shows some significant advances in the creation of this painting, compared with the previous picture below, can … Read more
Saltash, or at least the part of Saltash that shows, is almost complete, as is the Tamar River bank.
The Flying Scotsman is considered by many to be the world’s most famous engine, my guess is they are mostly Scots!