Marine-Painting, cadre et présentation, being France, first a French lunch meaning from 12,00 to 17,00 !
The lunch being served by our hosts Philippe and Sylvie Bossis at their beautiful mansion.
Lunch starting in classical style with ‘nibbles’, little delicacies each with it’s own distinctive flavour.
Each and every delicious morcele and this including the ‘Pain Surprise’ which is a bread with each layer made of sandwiches with a different filling.
Robin Knox-Johnston, an inspiring sailor, a real man, a role model, a film worth watching? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdIIYr1GdIs&feature=emb_share.
I feel honoured to have been commissioned to make #paintings 3 times, “Roaring Forties“, “The Clipper Way” and “Dumra departing Bombay“.
I produced prints for the first two paintings made for Sir Robin #Knox–#Johnston which we both signed [a few copies are still available], and I am proud to be considered one of his friends.
“Roaring Forties” subsequently is and continues to be reproduced in journals world wide and is a proven influential painting.
Robin still is a considerable influence and benefit for many lives, mine included.
Some years ago Robin and I were discussing our roles in life.
The British India Steam Navigation Company Ltd. ship Chantala, a marine painting?
I’ve been asked, I would paint the BI ship “Chintala”. ~ Chantala ~ I have a phone call coming in later today asking ?
I have painted quite a few BI ships including one for Robin Knox-Johnston who started his amazing career and adventures on Dumra.
You can see examples of my merchant ship marine paintings on web page
The main reason this fine painting “The Port of Chester (1863)” was created was to influence & assist the Chester City Council to understand the facility which was up for re-development. If more councils had as much imagination we could redevelop our towns and cities with significantly more sensitivity. They should contact this artist!!! … Read more
Prompted by a superb old black and white photo of ‘Valkyrie’ on Facebook, ‘Friends of Vintage, Classic & Traditional Boats’, I’ve updated my page “Royal Yacht Britannia (1893)”
I am flat out working on new marine art, the largest marine painting will be a view of Plymouth Sound, the Cattewater including Commercial and Pheonix Wharves , by moon light and intended as a major exhibition piece to be shown at my coming exhibition at the European Parliament then later an exhibition at Plymouth.
Here is a progress report including sketches to date.
A new marine painting in the making, a new sketch, B I S 9 C. Completed at 02.30 this morning, uggh… Inspiration is a fickle friend. The study gives a fair indication of how this layout will work.
At present the study lacks colour in more than one sense, colour which is critical to the composition.
However it is has correct proportions.
‘B I Sunday‘ will show the port of Mombasa, Kenya on a unique day when every wharf was occupied by ships of the same company, the British India Steam Navigation Company.
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