Marine print sales

Trafalgar Dawn the French Perspective” http://frickers.co.uk/marine-art/trafalgar_dawn_french_perspective.html and Rhoda Mary and Katie Cluett, a dispute settled” http://frickers.co.uk/marine-art/dispute_settled.html, one copy of each sold via the web site so a busy day today preparing them. trafalgar_french_all.jpg

This was the first copy of “Trafalgar Dawn the French Perspective” to be sold and very appropriately to the person who gave me the most encouragement to paint this awesome scene.

A_dispute_settled_IMG_3489_1_d.JPG “Rhoda Mary and Katie Cluett, a dispute settled” will be going to a descendant of one of the captains of the elegant schooner Katie Cluett.

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Trafalgar day 21.10.10

Trafalgar! A painting in progress shown here on Trafalgar day, 21st of October, the battle of Trafalgar called by the French “Le catastrophe de Trafalgar”.

The battle of Trafalgar, an event which changed world history and Napoleon Bonaparte said did not happen also saw the heroic death of the British hero Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson.

Appropriately here is the battle of Trafalgar at approximately 06.20 as viewed from the French flagship; a painting in progress.TD_2_21.10.10_IMG_8792_d.JPG

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HM Schooner Pickle original for sale! ~ and late news of Nelson at Gibraltar

HMS Pickle, the schooner Pickle, The Pickle the ship that famously carried the news of Trafalgar to England and the Admiralty; I heard last week that the original of I have urgent dispatches is up for sale.
Now to be sold separately, a change of plan, sold separately from the rest of the owners Victory 2005 collection which I hear has a prospective buyer for the rest of the collection.
I’m not sure how much the owners want for it, my impression is 10 to 15,000 pounds, which is about 15 to 23 thousand USD.

This is the renowned marine painting, reproduced in several learned books and considered by some leading experts the definitive marine painting of HMS Pickle, a painting from which even the prints have created a history with copies going to among others, Princess Anne, The Princess Royal, The Royal Naval Air Service and the New York Yacht Club!72_dpi_dispatches_with_texts__1_.png

I have urgent dispatches is still available as a prestige limited edition.

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Gibraltar, Nelson, HMS Minerve, HMS Captain, Laperouse and riddles

Gibraltar, Nelson, HMS Minerve, HMS Captain is beginning to reveal how the final marine painting will look.

There have been some significant developments in this marine painting  including Gordon Frickers is able to be the first, here to show  some results of collaboration, new research into the quality of the bright yellow preferred by Nelson on his ships, more on that below…Gib_06.03.10_IMG_6964_d.jpg

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Marine painting news, Trafalgar, galleries and re sales

Several interesting emails today, all 3 enquiries for marine paintings (not marine prints) about Nelson and Trafalgar.
Curiously this makes 3 enquiries for that sort of painting in the past week…
Seems a bit like the old joke about waiting for buses?Gib_IMG_6777_wp.jpg
Of course, followers of this blog will know, Gordon has a new marine painting on that subject, Nelson at Gibraltar,  in production (hence insert pop up pic here) at this moment and another, a new version of Trafalgar Dawn, almost ready to start.

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Trafalgar Day – Pickle, advertising agencies, TV, and a marine magazine

I can barely keep, up with it!
This is one of those days which reminds me of the debt we owe those who went before us to build our world.
The marine painting “Trafalgar Dawn” still haunts me (available in prints see http://www.frickers.co.uk/marine-art/trafalgar_dawn.html).

I am planning a new piece of marine art, the opposite view.

Today was very 21st century though.

I have had today 3 enquiries about my marine painting which may be of interest and found myself yet again busy with Trafalgar and Admiral Nelson issues.  Pickle__detail_of_signal_2214__Popham__s_code_e.jpg

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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

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how capitalism has and is driving

 Possible projects include a Laperouse painting, one or 2 on the theme of Nelson and Trafalgar (because the Victory 2005 series are about to become available for sale, I will write the story here soon) a further famous wine village series this time involving more working people in the paintings,  and I have a new idea that relates to paintings about some of the big issues of our times.

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