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vegaskip
06-19-2015, 11:48 AM
Today's painting, HMS Suffolk Sights Bismarck.
a quote from 'An Eyewitness Account of the Sinking of HMS Hood' by Lt D. N. Paton
'Suddenly, at 7.22 in the evening of 23rd., one of the look-outs sighted Bismarck and Prinz Eugen emerging from a snow squall between Suffolk and the ice. There could be no mistaking the vastness of the battleship at the point blank range of seven miles, though the somewhat inappropriate remark of a midshipman – “Hood and Prince of Wales, I suppose” – subsequently became legendary. The enemy ships were moving fast in a S.W. direction parallel to the ice.'
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gollum
06-19-2015, 12:24 PM
Sometimes you just hit the nail right on the head :cool:

Gray539
06-19-2015, 01:08 PM
The thunder of the big guns will never be heard again.

vegaskip
06-20-2015, 07:48 AM
Same scene, I did a while ago, Acrylic and larger.
I prefere the watercolour.
Jim
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gollum
06-20-2015, 09:23 AM
Yep...........the water colour one is much more atmospheric

NeilF92
06-20-2015, 06:21 PM
Yes - the watercolour captures the sombre atmosphere .

vegaskip
06-20-2015, 06:28 PM
This is more a painting of a moment in time than the ships. A bit like the opening shot in the Falklands Battle painting.
Jim

Trumper
06-21-2015, 08:45 AM
The water colour one is greyer and looks better.Is that ship really 7 miles away,what a size.

vegaskip
06-21-2015, 09:01 AM
The nearest ship is HMS Suffolk. Bismarck and Printz Eugene are 7 miles distant
Jim