Re: the Painting School of Montmiral, Francis Pratt asked me a few days ago to recommend his teaching art work on his Linkedin page, I am also on linkedin.
Done, good idea, maybe you would do the same for me and include a link to my web site?
For Francis Pratt I wrote:
In brief, I would say people attending one of your courses who are not impressed with the exceptional excellence of your courses and the special knowledge available have a bigger problem than improving their art!
One of the objectives of this return to my home port of Plymouth is to find out how the paintings are received, perceived and valued, another is to consider suitable exhibition venues.
How wonderful is email?
A few days ago and there is a joke in here some where, I received an email dated February 23, now why did that arrive so late?
The subject, an enquiry, was “H.M. Schooner “Pickle“, carrying the news of the Battle of Trafalgar ~PurchasePrint : yes ~ Message : On prestige cotton canvass~ Message entered from : H.M. Schooner “Pickle“, carrying the news of the Battle of Trafalgar.
You can see and read more of the extra ordinary research and story of Pickle and this wonderful and renowned picture on web site page http://www.frickers.co.uk/marine-art/urgent_dispatches.html.
Blue Funnel steamer success and The Port of Chester…
And The Port of Chester? ~ more 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.
On the subject of which today started with a message from a fellow painter.
My son, studying at Plymouth University asked me today thinking I might know from my boat building days.
That was a while back, I have been a marine artist for almost 30 years.
Do you have any info or any thoughts on what is a Power Law Index?
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…
Plymouth Naval History Library staff have been hugely helpful with my research over many years.
“Masterpiece … … Renowned Marine artist has presented a stunning framed print to Plymouth Central Library” recorded The Herald and The Extra, while less helpfully leaving out my web site or contact details.
I felt is was about time I did some thing more tangible to show my appreciation to the staff at Plymouth Central Library , something they would like.