View Full Version : Buckeye State

06-29-2017, 11:10 AM
Buckeye State.C3-S-A2,type merchant ship. Many of this type were to serve as Escort Carriers and other Naval Auxiliaries. Original name Sea Star she was used first as a troopship.
11" X 9"

Chas McHugh
06-30-2017, 05:19 AM
Georgeous depiction of the sea; the funnel appears flat and I suspect the star is misplaced, otherwise the ship is sound. I am confident that if it was a warship there would be many more comments, but there is little appetite amongst artists to engage in civilian anything - and really I have no idea why. You are for sure filling a gap - and in a prolific and laudable manner. Are future generations able to cataloque your work in date order? I can see these being a popular addition to a non-fiction reference book.

06-30-2017, 06:04 AM
Another good work Jim . Love the sea in this one . Given that my Dad was a captain in the Merchant navy I enjoy seeing your work and thinking of him and the world he lived in.

06-30-2017, 06:18 AM
Thanks Chas, the 'lum' is actually Tear shaped, I'm not too good at stars especially at this size. The watercolours stay in the pads, except for sold ones.
This is a series of types of emergency war built merchant ships. These were built to replace sunken tonnage. At one point the Uboats were sinking them faster than we could replace them. However with developenent of purpose built Escorts, better ASDIC, HUF/DUF and extended air cover, the position was reversed. The Battle of the Atlantic was virtually won in early 1943, when the Alies were sinking U boats faster than they could replace them. The merchant fleets of the world had a supply of cheep tonnage available. The Greeks almost cornered the market in Tankers!.

06-30-2017, 07:24 AM
Jim you amaze me with your water colours I tried and gave up doing water colours to hard.