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Scourge of the Convoys.

Fock Wulf Fw200 Condor and Hawker Hurricane from CAM ship. Not an actual combat although there were several encounters of this kind.
W/C 15" X 12"
Jim

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Follow up to the 'Condor' painting.
HMS Wanderer lowers her Seaboat to pickup Lt Robert H Everett RNVR, after he had been catapulted off Maplin (Catapult Fighter Ship). He had just shot down a Fock Wulf FW 200 Condor. Well out from land, he had to ditch his aircraft near a ship in the convoy. This was the first success by an a/c operating from a Catapult equipped Merchant ship. At the time Maplin was being operated by the RN as a Catapult Fighter Ship, so I suppose technically she was a warship. However this setup developed into the Catapult armed Merchant ship, followed by the Merchant Aircraft Carrier, and finally the Escort Carrier.

jim 
Watercolour 15" X 10" 

 

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Thank you for commenting. Here are some miniatures I did a while back, all are Three and a half by Two and a half inches 

The Nore lightship with Spritsail barge

a coaster from the days of sail

a Town class cruiser.

jim

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Jim,

Cracking set of pictures. I like the fact they are watercolours. I like to see the simple parts of a picture that give it meaning. So i look for things like the portholes, masts and rigging that add to the detail and you have them down to a fine art. . The water details are very good.

The speed you paint at is unreal. Looking forward to seeing more.

Paul

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Hi Jim

I thoroughly enjoy and look forward to each installment of your paintings. Your range of subjects and sea conditions is astounding.

 

Your picture of the 'Oronsay" in Alaska is exactly what it looks like when you take a cruise ship up Glacier Bay. I did it a few years ago and you really do get that close to the glacier before you turn around, and some of the icebergs are a deep beautiful blue green color that makes each one unique.  

 

Didn't see any Orcas, though I have seen them a few times over the years following the ferries here in Puget Sound where I live. One time it was what appeared to be a mother with a youngster and a quite small calf. I would swear she was taking them on a sight seeing tour of the "people" on the big boat just as we would take out kids to the zoo. They followed the ferry all the way into the harbor and did not turn back out into open water until the ferry started to slow down for the docks. 

 

Looking forward to your next installment.

 

Lou

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Thank you to everyone who have commenting.  Here is an other, hot off the pad.

The Sloop HMS Amethyst passing HMS Belfast the Flagship of the Far East Fleet as she enters Hong Kong. Amethyst had just escaped after being held by the Chinese in the Yangtze River. Google 'Yangtze Incident' for more information.

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