Happy New Year 2022 !

Nelson's Frigates, a detail

Wishing you all a Happy, Healthy New Year 2022 and the enjoyment of fine paintings.

Out with a bang, 2021!

Nelson's frigates
Nelson’s four frigates

Finished today ‘Nelson’s four frigates’, my newest and probably my last painting for my Nelson and Trafalgar series, “Nelson’s Four Frigates’ although a gallery order or commission could tempt me.

53 x 91.5 cm (21″ x 36″) Nelson’s Four Frigates, available.

My profound thanks to everyone who has hit ‘like’ or better still shared my paintings on social media.

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Nelson’s Frigates?

"Nelson, his Frigates"

“Nelson’s Frigates” is a likely to be titled for this as yet unfinished new painting in progress.

"Nelson, his Frigates"
“Nelson’s Frigates”

53 x 91.5 cm (21″ x 36″)  “Nelson’s Frigates”.

New, unfinished painting is reproduced here especially for those of you who like to see the painting progress, getting there though 🎨 .
Go for it as Nelson would have done, it’s available offers considered in any currency !

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Nelson’s Frigates

was first shown 🎈on 22 March and again as it progressed on April 7 th.
All the main elements, the idea, composition, colours, tones, are now in place.
Soon it will be ready for colour detailing then a final balancing of tones and colours.
What will it be worth? You tell me !

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Leadership?

What is Leadership?
There are to many books and videos on this subject, many misleading.
Nelson’s Column
Most of those about Nelson fail despite frequent references to his leadership, to explain why Nelson was a great leader and how his character was moulded.
This painting, one of my ‘Nelson and Trafalgar’ series has never been pubilcly exhibited, a great opportunity for someone.

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Bright Yellow

Trafalgar day, 21st October and Nelson’s bright yellow.
A technical note that may interest some painters and model makers, “yellow”.
The yellow of Nelson’s fleet was 6 parts white, 3 parts yellow ochre so although described at the time, as a bright yellow, was actually a creamy yellow.
Nelson's yellow
Bright Yellow
Nelson chose the colour saying he “thought it more warlike”.
His captains copied him.
My source, a letter from Nelson to the Malta dockyard discovered by the legendary “Keeper and Curator of HMS Victory “, the now living legend and author of 17 + books, Mr. Peter Goodwin.

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HMS Pickle, a new view, Pickle in a Pickle sails again

HMS Pickle, a new yarn to add to the thread of the renowned schooner Pickle of unlikely name and much disputed origins, the Pickle which heroically carried the news of the battle of Trafalgar and the death of Nelson (“Sir, we have won a great victory but we have lost Nelson“) is splendidly illustrated as a Heritage quality, signed numbered edition picture in “I have urgent dispatches“.
We are rarely able to see Gordon Frickers artwork in its final location so this is a treat! Pickle_2010_0815_201114_d.JPG

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