You may recall I recently painted “#Schooner Race” for a gentleman in the USA?
My client received the parcel with the #painting in the USA and is very pleased.
You may like me to share with you what he wrote to me “Dear Gordon,
I am delighted and honoured to find my painting has inspired a poem now an addition to the beautiful music of Bob Brennan.
The request for a marine print of “Jane Banks” also brought about a rare chance to meet a descendant of one of the captains of “Jane Banks“.
Jane Banks was the final running mate of Waterwitch.
With a bit of luck I’ll have a command to publish “Jane Banks entering Bermuda” and another Rajula will “surface”.
Rhoda Mary” and “Katie Cluett” 2 schooners, Cornish built by the Ferris / Trebilcock families, they were soon famous schooners.
The tale gets better;
A brief History of H M Schooner Pickle (Dec 1800 to 27 July 1808) – a ‘clever, fast schooner, coppered’.