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?
Normally because of my back ground and being single, I treat Christmas Day as just another marine painting working day, not this year…
Some of you will not have received my email Christmas card and new Christmas News letter, copy below.
Reasons for this include bounced and blocked emails (more on that below).
The Internet can be bizarre, I’d had a reply from Robin Knox-Johnston, star of my “Roaring Forties” painting, then got an, INVALID RECIPIENT message re the address!
And the best way to move around the Tarn at present remains a 4 x 4 or …
Marine prints and marine painting back on the agenda, see the list below?
At last I am able to again accept offers of exhibitions!
One at least is still missing, where is it?
The long drive North from Itzac and my first experience of cold wet misty weather since last April…
Happily the first night was spent with very good friends who have a house in Morbihan, vallee de Villaine near Redon and in that house was a warm welcome and an open fire.
I can barely keep, up with it!
This is one of those days which reminds me of the debt we owe those who went before us to build our world.
The marine painting “Trafalgar Dawn” still haunts me (available in prints see http://www.frickers.co.uk/marine-art/trafalgar_dawn.html).
I am planning a new piece of marine art, the opposite view.
Today was very 21st century though.
Today we of Itzac celebrated the “Inauguration du Moulin de Trottevielle”.
This life drawing session was a pilot scheme for future days to network with other artists and people interested in fine art.