Still not settled is which yachts to include, open to suggestions, do you have any in mind?
This new marine painting measuring 30″x48″ (762x1219mm) has absorbed some 200 hours including location visits and research by myself and friends in Plymouth.
The scene is based principally on my numerous memories of Plymouth Cattewater by moonlight and shows the “crack” clipper ship Samuel Plimsoll during the 1880’s, loading emigrants Australia Bound. Colour and tone bars are placed here in the picture margin so you can adjust your monitor/screen if you wish to better view this new marine painting
This painting is intended as one of the center pieces for the exhibition next year offered me at the European Parliament; ~ unless some one makes me an offer I can’t refuse!
I also hope this formidable marine painting will inspire Plymouth City Council to make better use of the site in the same sort of way the splendid “Port of Chester 1863” inspired Chester council, a splendid story documented on page http://frickers.co.uk/marine-art/chester.html which included a civic reception for the painting and artist.
I am not pleased about that!
Gibraltar, Nelson, HMS Minerve, HMS Captain is beginning to reveal how the final marine painting will look.
There have been some significant developments in this marine painting including Gordon Frickers is able to be the first, here to show some results of collaboration, new research into the quality of the bright yellow preferred by Nelson on his ships, more on that below…