Snow, moonlight and studio space

More snow today, it has been bitterly cold for the past 3 days with a North wind, the pop up pic opposite shows a car stuck outside my cottage…snow_feb_IMG_6791_wp.jpg

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?

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Marine Art progress

I am still exchanging emails  re the European Parliament Marine Art Exhibition at Brussels.

We are hoping to show about 50 examples of my marine art including prints during May, European Sea Month.
Looks hopeful but nothing in writing yet.

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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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"Ferriera" ex "Cutty Sark", "Last Departure"

This very fine marine painting was exhibited onboard Cutty Sark at Greenwich, London, exhibited at the request of  Cutty Sark‘s  then Captain, Simon Waite (photo on the web site).

This splendid marine art has resurfaced in a private collection,  it’s  owners one of whom is a decendant of Vasco da Gamma are offering “Last departure”  for sale as they are retiring and down sizing their home.Last_Departure_File0003.jpg

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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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