Foret de Sivens, the blasted Oak, experimenting with colour and imagination.

This vivid painting of a fine old oak started as part of a series of experiments exploring my strange colour vision, then began mysteriously to evolve into a symbol.   Blasted_Oak_detail.jpg

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The marine painting of Condell leaving Portsmouth by Gordon Frickers.

The frigate Condell marine painting went down a real treat. The Chileans were very impressed and Capt Cruz the commanding officer was over the moon and said he was going to have it welded to the wardroom bulkhead so none of the Admirals, and there were six Chilean Admirals present, could get their fingers on it!” wrote Captain John Simkins a director, the Chief Executive, Disposal Services Agency of the Ministry of Defence after the presentation of the completed piece of marine art commission .Condell__ship_detail_IMG_4640_wp.jpg

The origin, this marine painting  was commissioned by

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"Mauretania", THE Cunard Express Steamer, lots of questions…

Who knows the answer to this critical riddle?   Maure_det_2_IMG_4549_wp.jpg 

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Zeven Provinciën, many thanks for your assistance

Good evening Rex,

Thank you for your previous emails and the one below.
We are not quite at the end of this! Rex_S_Batavia_stern_detail_23A_0022_wp.jpg

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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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an excellent content management system

Michael Baker, my web master is gradually transferring the “Further reading” pages to this blog.

This will make editing and updating pages easier so if you spot something out of date kindly let us know, thank you.

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Interesting paintings, have consistently been one of the best investments possible

The transfer to Itzac was safely accomplished, a relatively easy drive of 11 hours in fine weather after 2 nights at the farm near Mont St Micheal to collect art supplies…

Among the many interesting emails greeting my return to life online and in hyperspace was an enquiry asking for family information and offline an Australian ambush was lurking…

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useful facts + excellent stories about Liberty ship Convoy

Liberty ship Convoy Liberty ships confounded the critics, served successfully in all theatres of the war and world wide long after, exceeding all expectations, a rare achievement and certainly helped defeat the Axis powers.

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