European Parliament, Exposition a la Parlement Européen and adventures North

EP_logo_2_JPEG.jpgThe exhibition of The Art of Gordon Frickers a collection of marine paintings at the European Parliament continues today which is also my birthday.

My view is birthdays should be fun, my last few have not been – so how to make it so?

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Racing yachts, Swans in full flight.

Finished this week, a spirited marine painting of Nautor Swan yachts racing in classic style.

This fine example of marine painting (36″ x 28″)  is intended to be reserved as an exhibition piece and be offered for a modest £1,200.00; unless some one before then, makes me an offer I can’t refuse!Swans__014.04.10_IMG_7219_d.jpg

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Antibes Yacht Show, opening the Cote d'Azur 2010 nautical season

Super yachts ~ In my previous blog I gave you a youtube video link to the Antibes Yacht Show, April 8th, 2010 http://www.antibesyachtshow.com/intro.asp?lang=EN

Just got back from the Antibes Yacht Show, tired and hungry, after 7 hours on the road, here begins my report.

My objectives were to look for subjects and possible commands for marine painting, assemble information for possible articles and meet interesting people maybe making new friends.

Here is my first impression, the evening I arrived.Antibes_YS_2_IMG_7166_d.jpg

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Super yachts and Admiral Nelson

Busy in the studio today.

I have some ideas to sketch re the possible marine commission I mentioned yesterday, but first, Admiral Nelson and super yachts.  Superyacht_sketches_IMG_6681_wp.jpg

I have several marine paintings in advance planning at present and several being sketched out including this one intended to be of a big superyacht (motor), with other yachts at dusk in Porto Fino but which yachts?

Want to nominate suitable superyachts?

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Monaco Yacht Show, day 4, more adventures

Final day of the Monaco Yacht Show, the world’s foremost exhibition for Superyachts. I have a plan of action…

I won’t have time for marine painting, or to look for possible commissions. I’ll not even have much time to take photographs.Masthead_wp.jpg

My new brochure (ask for a copy or down load free from www.frickers.co.uk home page) is being very well received.

I have been amused to have several people say, wow, collector’s item!

Amused because there were a lot of seriously expensive brochures at Monte Carlo!

What surprises are in store today?

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Newsletter 8, Sea Fever and super yachts

Newsletter, Sea Fever and super yachts, The Marine Art of Gordon Frickers No. 8 © august 2009

We hope you find the following interesting, engaging, interactive, and will forward this to friends.

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Sarafsa, a secretive super yacht

While in Cannes on the cote d’azur sussing the super yachts,  I spotted Sarafsa, the 3,250 ish ton super yacht – or is it superyacht?   Sarafsa_at_Cannes_IMG_5519_wp.jpg

As Sarafsa is now thoroughly in the public domain here are a couple of photos snapped as my boat passed Sarafsa.   Sarafsa_at_Cannes_IMG_5517_wp.jpg

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