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08-30-2015, 12:52 PM
WIP on a commission 'Empire Tourist' in convoy. Acrylic on canvas 30" X 16", got this far today.
08-30-2015, 04:29 PM
LOVE the sky---the rest aint bad either :)
08-30-2015, 06:57 PM
A bit bigger than your norm Jim? Shaping up nicely.
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.
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.
08-31-2015, 01:45 PM
Day two, more ships and the sea roughed in.
08-31-2015, 03:18 PM
Fantastic Jim :)
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.
09-01-2015, 09:02 AM
Thank you Paul, still got a way to go though.
09-01-2015, 11:35 AM
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.
09-01-2015, 12:07 PM
That was quick work! What a painting though, very beautiful.
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.
09-01-2015, 10:58 PM
Beautiful work, the light and atomsphere are superb. Well done. Pete
09-02-2015, 05:48 AM
You never cease to amaze Jim ..never cease to amaze :)
09-02-2015, 11:15 AM
Fantastic work as always. I find myself always looking forward to your next piece!
09-03-2015, 08:41 AM
Sorry Lester,nothing on the stocks at the moment.
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