‘The Sailor’s Friend’, a national hero in his lifetime, first president of the National Union of Seamen and saviour of countless lives as the man who gave his name to the Plimsoll Line.
The story and its a beaut will be added here ASAP. Meanwhile here is the final version of the painting Plymouth Cattewater, the Australia bound clipper ship Samuel Plimsol loading emigrants.
I am looking for information about the barque Palmyra, built at Calcutta 1832.
I wonder if you can help or suggest further directions to research please?
This is on behalf of a descendant of an emigrant to Australia
At last this major marine painting of the Australia bound emigrant ship Samuel Plimsoll is beginning to show the promise intended!
Getting the underlying colours and atmosphere of the painting has been quite a struggle, expensive in time, so far over 100 hours in these two prime marine paintings and materials, a whole tube of cobalt blue for example.
Today’s task is to work on the larger marine painting of the Cattewater, Plymouth by moonlight, a scene showing the clipper Samuel Plimsoll loading emigrants Australia bound.
The studio space is very limited, I need more space but where and how, any suggestions?
I am flat out working on new marine art, the largest marine painting will be a view of Plymouth Sound, the Cattewater including Commercial and Pheonix Wharves , by moon light and intended as a major exhibition piece to be shown at my coming exhibition at the European Parliament then later an exhibition at Plymouth.
Here is a progress report including sketches to date.