The loss of the “Nuestra Senora de las Mercedes”.

Researched over several years, there is a complex theme behind this marine painting,  treasure, piracy, marine transport, pride, self defense, national interests, all and more compete in this tale.    The loss of the “Nuestra Senora de las Mercedes”. measures 30 x 45 cms (12″ x 18″), oils, available,  You can acquire this splendid painting via our Payment page or contact … Read more

New marine paintings

Trafalgar and Nelson
Trafalgar Dawn 2 has finally started to appear on the canvas!!!

A picture showing the progress will appear on this blog soon.
This new painting will make a pair to go with the now renowned “Trafalgar
dawn
“, a view from among the crew onboard HMS Victory at 06.05, Monday the
21st of October 1805 and based on eye witness reports and research.

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The British India Steam Navigation Company Ltd. Anyone got photos of the BI Chantala?

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

http://www.frickers.co.uk/marine-art/shipping.html

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"Racing Yachts" and the Yachting World prize

 

A warmer day today (still F cold this eve). Excellent light today for painting.
Alone in the studio, I was able to spread out a bit and enjoy the calm, concentrate.
I am more productive given a tranquil studio. I recently worked out I could manage with a minimum of 75 sq m space to live and work, of course it would have some conditions attached, like good light, calm atmosphere and ADSL/Broadband…
The new marine painting “Racing Yachts” featuring Swan Nautor type yachts is almost complete. Yacht_racing__Swans__det_1_IMG_6969_wp.jpg

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Racing Yachts Marine Paintings, Marine Photography

I still find photographing marine art, well, any paintings, stressful.

I am yet to find a camera or film that always makes a good job of this even under ideal conditions and worse, some paintings are more difficult to copy than others, why?

Ice_Maiden_06.03.10_IMG_6982_d.jpgI have just re photographed two of the largest major marine paintings in my collection, “Ice Maiden” ( see page http://www.frickers.co.uk/prints.html for a limited edition copy) and “Yamaha“,Yamaha_painting_2_IMG_6975_d.jpg also the new painting “Racing Yachts“.

So where is the problem?

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Marine painting news, Trafalgar, galleries and re sales

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?Gib_IMG_6777_wp.jpg
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.

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email from India and the Samuel Plymsoll

After a peaceful day working on marine art, (and my online tax return…) these marine paintings include one featuring the ship Samuel Plimsoll… I found this evening my best friend in India wrote to me today. We exchange much news on many topics.
I replied, Hi AP,
Thanks for the texts below. I have added a response for you.
On a more cheerful note, I know you are well read, like to read.
Have you read  the story of Mr. Samuel Plimsoll? I am only up to page 25 and find the book amazing. You can find it on Amazon.com

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List of paintings for the European Parliament

Today we had very good light here and a stunning sunset with the Pyrenees in clear sight, I’m told 100 miles away…Mountain_dusk_18.01.10_IMG_6758_d.jpg
I worked on a painting of a Blue funnel steamer entering Liverpool docks by moonlight.
I also sent, big event for any artist, the requested list of paintings following the offer of an exhibition at the European Parliament, some 51 in all.

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Plymouth Cattewater and the first real working day of the new decade.

The Christmas and New Year period is usually quiet on the email front so a good time to work on the marine painting, including the large  harbour scene 30″ x 48″, Cattewater, Samuel Plimsoll. Cattewater_IMG_6735_d.jpg

On the subject of which today started with a message from a fellow painter.

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