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Thanks, Jim. Interesting indeed. You work essentially then on the dry paper ? How do you develop the preliminary drawings of the ships. In some cases there would be photographs, but of course not for the historic subjects. I know that some marine painters work from models - and you ?

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I work mostly from photographs. For the old ones I use old paintings or prints from books or the net for reference. I find that you can usually tell which painter has been at sea and which is painting from a description. I must admit I have been tempted to 'do' Trafalgar with a submarine surfacing, or an MTB darting out between a couple of three deckers!.

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4 hours ago, Vegaskip said:

I must admit I have been tempted to 'do' Trafalgar with a submarine surfacing, or an MTB darting out between a couple of three deckers!.

jim

It must be hard to keep the imagination in check when you have as much talent as you do. You could always do the charge of Nemo's Nautilus as depicted in the Disney 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea film. I always loved the night scene where the water is flowing over the lit conning tower while they build up to top speed to ram the naval ship. 

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I work mostly from photographs. For the old ones I use old paintings or prints from books or the net for reference. I find that you can usually tell which painter has been at sea and which is painting from a description. I must admit I have been tempted to 'do' Trafalgar with a submarine surfacing, or an MTB darting out between a couple of three deckers!.

jim

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Return Cargo
Return Convoy. Steamer with a Deck Cargo of timber from Northern Russia. With escorting Corvette. Timber for 'Pit Props', was vital for the coal mines. Coal was essential to fuel the factories and and heat the homes of Britain. The former supply from Scandinavia and the Baltic countries, was no longer available being now occupied by Germany.
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I only recently learned, when visiting the London Canal Museum last weekend, what Esparto Grass was used for: paper-making. It is mainly grown in SE Spain, in the provinces Valencia, Alicante, Murcia, and Almeria. The Spanish name is atocha. Perhaps, this is why Madrid's main station for trains to the South is called Atocha, leading to the plains, where Esparto Grass grows.

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Thanks and keep them coming Jim.

 

I  seldom do anything other than mark the like box as constantly saying "fantastic" does not seem to fill the bill after a while. But I NEVER get tired of clicking on the entry and seeing what you have created to show us this time. Your efforts always seem to please

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    Jim, this particular painting brings to my mind the old phrase "See how she scoons."  Once said to be the origin of the name schooner.  Scoon was an old time word meaning to skip across the water

    I think that most of your paintings seem to bring out an emotional response in the viewer, as this one does for me.  Keep it up!

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