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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Samuel Plimsoll and the Cattewater, Plymouth

Making steady progress with this new painting despite numerous distractions not least the recent heavy snow which again stopped all the local traffic except 4 x4’s who compacted the snow until even they were ditch parking, hence the phrase “ditch it“? Cattewater_12.01.10_IMG_6750_wp.jpg

I have some 5 paintings on the go at present, this one at 1220 x 760 (48″ x 30″) is to be the largest.

The clickable pic (left) gives you much information re the progress, a bit more in this text below…

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Dawn and the Samuel Plimsoll by moonlight

I spent most of the day in the studio working on my marine painting to be “Samuel Plimsoll,  Plymouth Cattewater by moonlight” painting, adjusting the composition and tones. Catte_08.01.10_IMG_6739_wp.jpg

What does it take to make a successful marine painting?

More on that soon, meanwhile, other news today…

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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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