Coastal Shipping in a Gale

⚓️A day to be snugged down in a safe harbour…

Coastal shipping, Fowey
Coastal Shipping in a Gale

An appropriate painting for today, we have a heavy gale.

The forecast is the gale will build to storm force 10 tomorrow.

“Coastal Shipping in a Gale” was a #painting made from an oil sketch I still have, might sell if asked,  made during the gale at #Fowey#Cornwall.

Painted in the sheltering the ruins of Polruan block house.

Coastal Shipping in a Gale, a detail

There were 2 anglers fishing nearby.

When they’d had enough one came to see what I was doing ?.

Of my very loose, rather wet sketch he said “you’ve made a right bloody mess of that ?“.

Coastal Shipping in a Gale, another detail

He went home with no fish ?.

I went home with a sketch and photographs that produced this painting, eventually sold for £500.

A fair price back in the early 1980’s ?.

I think today will be a day for catching up on paperwork, an nice open fire, a game of chess with my neighbour Matt. I have an article to write about my painting “Laperouse at Botany Bay”, for the Association Laperouse, more of that soon ⚓️

Laperouse entering Botany Bay
[This Gordon Frickers, art signature is on all my more recent paintings]