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Plymouth, emigration

‘Plymouth Emigration’, I thought I’d finished this mysterious moonlight painting. 

Plymouth, emigration
Emigration Plymouth, 76 x 121 cm (30″ x 48″), offers from £15000.

How many times have you watched a full moon rise, how many painters, photographers and film makers have attempted to capture those elusive moon beams and the so subtle colours of a night sky?

Moon light, zephorial light, attempted by many including some of the great masters, the great majority, unsuccessfully.

Recently, while painting moonrise over the ‘Haut Medoc and the Gironde Estuary’, ideas, inspiration began to form.

I found myself pondering a major repaint of my already applauded ‘Emigration, Plymouth’.

A question formed :

“is it possible to take ‘Plymouth Emigration’ to a new level or will I risk ruining ‘Plymouth Emigration’?”

My wish is that someone buys ‘Plymouth Emigration’, this historic painting for the people of Plymouth City.

Probably not, after all the city of Chester missed out with the magnificent ‘Port of Chester 1863’ which went elsewhere to a private buyer.

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Mayflower

The Mayflower, varnishing day today, always an important day in the life of a new #painting. I present for you the “Mayflower Plymouth 1620, England”. We see a calm morning with sea fog clearing with ‘Mayflower’ being towed out of the old harbour of Plymouth, Devon, England. 60 x 90 cm (23 5/8″ x 35 … Read more

Mayflower Plymouth 31.08.2020

Mayflower Plymouth
This painting of Mayflower Plymouth, England has been chosen as a subject for new video being made in the U S A by Frank Muller.
The video to be a blend showing some of how this painting evolved.
Mayflower Plymouth
Mayflower Plymouth, near completed, 31.08.20

Painting available, 60 x 90 cm (23 5/8″ x 35 3/8″), £/€ or U S $, 5,000.

As I write this painting is now 98 % complete so another picture will follow on this one very soon.

 

THE Mayflower Plymouth, England, a new painting of one of the most famous and influential ships in all human history.
The location is Plymouth, England, carefully researched to show old Plymouth, as it was in September 1620.

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Mayflower Plymouth

Or Plymouth Mayflower, worthy of a fine new painting, both are justifiably world famous names?

Mayflower400
Mayflower400, a unique perspective
Mayflower, #painting near completion
I’m thinking of Mayflower400, 60 x 90 cm (23 5/8″ x 35 3/8″), available £/€ or U S $, 6,000.
Any reputable gallery would be delighted to offer this painting for this price or more …

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Painting Présentation

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.

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Mayflower400, Plymouth.

Mayflower400, Plymouth, >progress< with a new meticulously researched painting. Painting on speculation, 61 x 91 cm [24″ x 26″], available, £5,000 a bargain as any good gallery should be delighted to show this painting. Discover more on my web site page ‘Plymouth, Mayflower‘ Mayflower400 [2020] is billed to be the biggest anniversary celebrations in the … Read more

Black Lives Matter?

Drake and slavery

Knocking down statues has become the ‘in’ thing among part of our population.

Now- Wow we have a proposal to knock off Sir Francis Drake, remove his statue from Plymouth Hoe.

'Golden Hinde'
Drake’s ‘Golden Hinde’

If you disagree I suggest you sign the petition to keep the statue on site in place.

https://www.change.org/p/1000-save-drake-statue/psf/promote_or_share

We might as well knock down the Pyramids as they were allegedly built by slave labour.

Such vandalism would be bad for tourism !

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Entertain, Inspire, Inform

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’ as framed

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.

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Wishing a Merry Christmas

This is to wish you a sincere Merry Christmas and to copy my latest newsletter for those unable to receive the News Letter from me, Itzac_eglise_IMG_6583_wp.jpg

Some of you will not have received my email Christmas card and new Christmas News letter, copy below.

Reasons for this include bounced and blocked emails (more on that below).

The Internet can be bizarre, I’d had a reply from Robin Knox-Johnston, star of my “Roaring Forties” painting, then got an, INVALID RECIPIENT message re the address!

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Plymouth Marine Department, history has returned!

How did this special event come about?

University of Plymouth Marine Department, has a long and salty history,  Tectona being a part.
Remarkably, two paintings inspired by a former captain and Uni lecturer helped save and return Tectona to Plymouth.

Tectona“, was

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