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Ships gather in Hvalfjiord in Iceland for the onward journey to Northern Russia. Among the ships. From the left Convoy Rescue Ship Rathlin, VW Destroyer Vanoc, Corvette Eyebright and one of the 'Ranger' class RFA Tankers. In the distance a KG5 class Battle ship and County class Cruiser

Jim

w/c 15" X 11"

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I’m doing watercolors myself, from time to time. I had done watercolor at college and used Arches paper. The Arches brand paper available today is different, it used to have a lovely sour smell when it got wet. Now it is different and also appears to take the paint differently too.

what brand of paper are you using? I’m trying to settle on a typ I can live with but so far nothing appeals to me, they all absorb/don’t absorb the paint differently.

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Jim,

 

Perhaps my favorite sea story is Monsarrat's "The Cruel Sea" (and the associated stories compiled in "Three Corvettes").  Your North Atlantic convoy paintings really convey the atmosphere of the events he describes.  Thanks again for sharing.

 

Cheers,

 

Keith

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On 12 August 2018 at 1:15 PM, JerseyCity Frankie said:

I’m doing watercolors myself, from time to time. I had done watercolor at college and used Arches paper. The Arches brand paper available today is different, it used to have a lovely sour smell when it got wet. Now it is different and also appears to take the paint differently too.

what brand of paper are you using? I’m trying to settle on a typ I can live with but so far nothing appeals to me, they all absorb/don’t absorb the paint differently.

I really just use what I can get, certainly not the really expensive stuf, same with the paints!.

jim

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Jim,I really do like your paintings,very good indeed. "Dhobi day",that saying brought back memories for me. Over 50 years ago when I was in Aden we had a "Dhobi wallah",who did all our washing for ten bob (500 fils) a fortnight. 

Regards,

 

Dave :dancetl6:

 

 

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Jim,I was a "crabfat"no pussers hard for us. But,try telling a "Dhobi wallah"not to starch and iron your "shreddies" along with your K.D. shorts and shirts was often a waste of time. Not so 'comfy'. 😢😢

 

Dave :dancetl6:

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Not ships but you might be interested. 

The latest of several US 8th Air Force in Europe WW2 paintings I've been doing.
These a/c were painted so they could be easily seen. They were used as markers for squadrons and groups to formate on 

jim

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There is a bit of mystery about this one, but first the story, for those who dont know.
During the 'Norwegian campain, HMS Juniper a 'tree' class Trawler, was sent to escort the tanker 'Oil Pioneer' back to the uk.Their luck ran out when they met SHARNHORST, GNEISENAU ADLIRAL HIPPER and 4 destroyers!.
Juniper turned towards the enemy, hoisted her battle ensigns and opened fire with her 12 pdr. She lasted 90 minutes and there were 4 survivors
Now the mystery, I wanted to do a painting of this incredable act of bravery and defiance, so started looking around for a reference phpto of Juniper, I'm still looking, I have heard that some one has the copy right and has withdrawn all photos of her , which I find very strange.
I welcome any information or comments or even possibly a genuine photo.
With the greatest respect and in rememberance of some very brave men.

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The only thing I can think of is to do an image search on tree class trawlers and see if there's enough information in those photos to get an idea of what Juniper would have looked like. Perhaps they were all built to the same design? If so, there should have been only minor differences between them.

 

Best I can do.

 

Steven

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21 hours ago, Louie da fly said:

The only thing I can think of is to do an image search on tree class trawlers and see if there's enough information in those photos to get an idea of what Juniper would have looked like. Perhaps they were all built to the same design? If so, there should have been only minor differences between them.

 

Best I can do.

 

Steven

That’s what I did. Most were built as minesweepers, but Juniper was the only Anti Sub.

jim

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The US battleships of WWI with their cage masts always look so primitive next to their British counterparts, at least to me.

Again a great looking picture Jim. I always enjoy stopping by and taking a look when you post a new one. You never disappoint.    

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Guess what google shows me when I do a picture search for HMS Juniper.

Lots of beautiful ship paintings :) Google is a weird machine......

 

Jan

 

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I spent the last 5 days in Hospital.  Chest Infection that went into Pneumonia. However after excellent Treatment, I’m back home, feeling Hearty, if not quite Hale yet.

One to celebrate.

Grantully Castle , Aquirania, and another at Mudros during the Gallipoli campaign

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Welcome back Jim. Having done the Pneumonia thing a couple of times myself you certainly have my sympathies! No fun in that at all

Looking forward to many more of your fine pictures.

 

Stay healthy 

 

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Ugh! I've had pneumonia three times, and it always takes me months to recover full lung capacity. Glad to hear you are on the mend.

 

Cheers!

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Glad you are recovering from the pneumonia, Jim.  Only had one bout myself, but I've been more careful of late. The 3 days in hospital were OK while I was on the cardiac floor, but I got shipped to a freezing dungeon after my 48 hour test for heart issues. Couldn't wait to get out.

 

I really do appreciate your watercolors. Thank you for sharing.

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