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vegaskip
08-30-2015, 12:52 PM
WIP on a commission 'Empire Tourist' in convoy. Acrylic on canvas 30" X 16", got this far today.
Jim
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Trumper
08-30-2015, 04:29 PM
LOVE the sky---the rest aint bad either :)

NeilF92
08-30-2015, 06:57 PM
A bit bigger than your norm Jim? Shaping up nicely.

Shamrock15
08-30-2015, 07:15 PM
Has the bones of a good piece Jim. do you work from photos? How big is your reference library? Some of these ships are hardly the most well-known vessels to ever grace the oceans and I wonder where you get your ref material.

vegaskip
08-31-2015, 07:23 AM
Thank you D'arcy, I have a few books and of course the Internet, here are some of my books, another two bookcases down in the 'studio'. I much prefere the 'work horses' of the world, plodding along doing ther thing. Much more interesting than the Glamorous Floating Gin Palaces, in their sparkling white liveries.
Jim
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vegaskip
08-31-2015, 01:45 PM
Day two, more ships and the sea roughed in.
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Puffman
08-31-2015, 03:18 PM
Fantastic Jim :)

PaulsPaintPot
09-01-2015, 06:46 AM
Looking very beautiful, no one does the sea like you, it has all the movement and life in just a few brush strokes.

vegaskip
09-01-2015, 09:02 AM
Thank you Paul, still got a way to go though.
Jim

vegaskip
09-01-2015, 11:35 AM
Finished
Empire Tourist was returning from Russia in Concoy RA 57. She was torpedoed by U703, her cargo consisted of timber and coal, which may have helped in the survival of her entire crew. The survivors were picked up by HMS Gleaner while the destroyer HMS Milne hunted the U-boat. L to R Destroyer Milne, Liberty Ship Philip Livingston, Empire Tourist, HMS Gleaner,with other convoy ships in the distance, including the Escort carrier HMS Chaser.
Jim
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PaulsPaintPot
09-01-2015, 12:07 PM
That was quick work! What a painting though, very beautiful.

vegaskip
09-01-2015, 02:27 PM
Thank you Paul. Three afternoons, about nine hours all together. No sketches just an idea in my head. I only had one ref pic of the Tourist. But plenty of Milne and Gleaner.
Jim

Pete Hill
09-01-2015, 10:58 PM
Beautiful work, the light and atomsphere are superb. Well done. Pete

Puffman
09-02-2015, 05:48 AM
You never cease to amaze Jim ..never cease to amaze :)

Fishjay
09-02-2015, 11:15 AM
Fantastic work as always. I find myself always looking forward to your next piece!

Lester

vegaskip
09-03-2015, 08:41 AM
Sorry Lester,nothing on the stocks at the moment.
Jim