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Old 04-27-2019, 02:07 PM
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RMS 'Persia' - Cunnard Paddle Liner, 1863

Haven't posted here since 2006 ... gave up painting about eleven years ago.

Got the bug again lately and have started again. No question about it,
there's truth in the saying 'use it or loose it'. I've lost it for sure but
I figure it will come back to me if I keep working at it.

Here's one I did just prior to quitting. It's a small painting, oil on a gessoed
1/8" masonite panel. It's 4-1/2" x 8-1/2". I've always painted small pieces
but I'm going to go bigger this time around ... like maybe an 8" x 10"

If I get my chops back, I'll join you all again. Cheers, Dave

Can't figure out this picture size thing ... The photo that got posted is actually bigger than my painting" ... at least it is on my computer screen
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Old 04-27-2019, 02:29 PM
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Re: RMS 'Persia' - Cunnard Paddle Liner, 1863

If this is you "losing it" I look forward to seeing the better works develop!

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Old 04-27-2019, 02:50 PM
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Re: RMS 'Persia' - Cunnard Paddle Liner, 1863

No, No, this is a painting I did just before I quit ... I couldn't do this again, right now. I'm lucky I can remember which end of the brush to stick in the paint.

I posted it here as part of my artistic rejuvenation ... engaging and talking about painting with other painters is stimulating. I always got a lot out of WC
when I was active before. As a self-taught painter I've learned so much from
many of the artist's here who were kind enough to help me solve some problems. It was always a good community for new painters. I hope it still is.

Dave
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Re: RMS 'Persia' - Cunnard Paddle Liner, 1863

Lovely painting. Very reminiscent of the 'Pier Head' artists of the late 19th /early 20th century. They would paint the ship, then try to sell it to the Captain. Sorry I can’t give you any advice, but looking at this, you just need to chip away some of the rust and slap on some more paint!.
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Old 04-27-2019, 05:10 PM
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Re: RMS 'Persia' - Cunnard Paddle Liner, 1863

Vegaskip ... Thanks, Jim. High praise, indeed, from who I consider to be the best marine artist on the site. I've been lurking here for the past month and have gone back and looked at possibly every painting you've ever posted. I am astounded by your talent and knowledge of naval history.

I very familiar with the type of artists you refer to. Here in the States, we had similar artists who painted in this manner. Foremost among them was Antonio Jacobsen who literally painted a couple of thousand of these ship portraits.

Before I retired, and started painting myself, I was a full time fine art dealer with a prominent gallery in the metro New York area. I was fortunate during
those years, to have had several Jacobsens pass through my hands. I've always had a special love of the sea and maritime art in general.

While I wouldn't have the audacity to call myself a marine artist, I still like to have a go at painting ships. I just love the subject. I can't wait now, to get back at it.

Cheers, Dave
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Old 04-28-2019, 04:26 AM
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Re: RMS 'Persia' - Cunnard Paddle Liner, 1863

Glad you got back to painting. The maximum size for pictures is 800x800 pixels or usually 800x600 for landscape format, but for miniatures if you size them at 100 pixels per inch they will appear more or less original size on screen. 850x450 would be the size but you would have to reduce that proportionally.

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Re: RMS 'Persia' - Cunnard Paddle Liner, 1863

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Vegaskip ... Thanks, Jim. High praise, indeed, from who I consider to be the best marine artist on the site. I've been lurking here for the past month and have gone back and looked at possibly every painting you've ever posted. I am astounded by your talent and knowledge of naval history.

I very familiar with the type of artists you refer to. Here in the States, we had similar artists who painted in this manner. Foremost among them was Antonio Jacobsen who literally painted a couple of thousand of these ship portraits.

Before I retired, and started painting myself, I was a full time fine art dealer with a prominent gallery in the metro New York area. I was fortunate during
those years, to have had several Jacobsens pass through my hands. I've always had a special love of the sea and maritime art in general.

While I wouldn't have the audacity to call myself a marine artist, I still like to have a go at painting ships. I just love the subject. I can't wait now, to get back at it.

Cheers, Dave

Thank you Dave, praise indeed, but I wouldn’t go that far. I enjoy what I do and that is half the battle. 2017 I did the cover and some illustrations for a book 'Liberty’s War'. The US Merchant Marine Academy Museum acquired the cover painting and arranged for me to attend the Book Launch at the Academy on Long Island NY. My son and I had four days there and Manhattan and I had a quick 'whizz' round the 'Met'.
If you want to see one of my paintings 'live' the USMMA Museum is where you will find one. Well worth a visit, they have a terrific collection of 'Ship Paintings' and other stuff, and the setting is magnificent.
Jim

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Old 04-28-2019, 05:57 AM
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Re: RMS 'Persia' - Cunnard Paddle Liner, 1863

Welcome back to marine painting Dave,lovely past painting of yours especially for such a small scale,looking forward to your future work.
Dave
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Welcome back!
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