Marine art by Gordon Frickers 40 x 50 cm (15¾” x 19¾”), oils, worthy of a good home or exhibition.
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Hooe Lake is tidal, found off the southern shore of the River Plym.
It was easily accessed via a gate in the hedge of my back garden into Radford Park.
A short walk would take me, often with my children, to Hooe Lake also known as Dolphin Lake.
Dolphins used to drive shoals of mackerel through the ‘bottle neck’ into the lake.
As the tide dropped, the mackerel would panic and try to escape, then the clever dolphins could feed at their leisure.
I spent 2 weeks working around the lake, during a cold February in full polar suite, my red oilskins.
I wanted to test, how much colour could I find in a drab brown and grey scene?
This to develop techniques acquired at The Painting School of Montmiral, learning to exploit my strange colour vision after the ‘wild pyrotechnics’, a personal breakthrough, of the now renowned “Red Bales (2)“.
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Gordon Frickers © 20.07.2011, updated 09.04.2019
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