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    A thread in remembrance of my friend Clancy. Please join in. Making the Bilge Great Again.

    Artist: Christopher Blossom

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    thank you bruce
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Meeting over the Banks (off Newfoundland, Canada)

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    Second war, providing fuet?

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    1880 John Atkinson Grimshaw "Nightfall on the Thames"
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Here's a Thomas Willis "painting" (really multi-media) of my grandfather's boat Madcap - a 71' Cutter. Yes, things were better for my family before 1929...

    She was stripped of all metals for the war effort (WW1) in around 1915-16 & then scuttled somewhere off NY harbor. I need to get it restored (the cracks in the oil) - but it has silk sails, the lines & deck are all thread & the hull is black velvet.



    Some more of his work here: https://www.vallejogallery.com/list....&artist_id=78& and https://www.vallejogallery.com/list....&artist_id=78& Check out the 7 masted schooner in the 2nd link!

    ETA: the circular mark upper right is a reflection - not in the painted sky.
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    Nick, I wonder if the overall hue of the Grimshaw painting is 'artistic license', or a near-accurate rendering of the colour of the atmosphere in the heavily-polluted air of Victorian London?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmd View Post
    Nick, I wonder if the overall hue of the Grimshaw painting is 'artistic license', or a near-accurate rendering of the colour of the atmosphere in the heavily-polluted air of Victorian London?
    Hey, I'm not that old.


    It was probably an accurate rendition, or the painting would not find a buyer from customers who knew London.

    Here is one from James Francis Danby, 1864


    and one by Monet
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Alan Lee - Grey Havens

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    And one by Dali


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    Sorry they don't look like capes.

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    Jack Gray.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post


    Jack Gray.

    reminiscent of Winslow Homer's, The Herring Net, 1885.


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    My favourite maritime scene is by Andre Orpinas- the picture is hung right in front of me as I type. His work is beautiful and varied- I love his art. Paul, scroll through this lot and let me know what you think
    https://www.google.com.au/search?q=a...w=1347&bih=568

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    Artist: Thomas Hoyne

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    That really is remarkable Isla !
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    More by Thomas Hoyne.





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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    That really is remarkable Isla !
    Thomas Hoyne commissioned highly detailed models of vessels that he then arranges in diaramas before painting them.

    I saw an exhibit of his model collection once and it was stunning.

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    Thanks for those, the bilge certainly needed beautification today.

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    It's not just the architectural correctness of the rigs and hulls Paul, for me it's the light on the water ..... those waves are perfect !
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    Winslow Homer , Fog Warning , 1885.



    Winslow Homer , Breezing up , 1873 -1876


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    Quote Originally Posted by wizbang 13 View Post
    That one's nice, man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    Hey, I'm not that old.


    It was probably an accurate rendition, or the painting would not find a buyer from customers who knew London.

    Here is one from James Francis Danby, 1864


    and one by Monet
    Love the Danby.

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    Joaquín Sorolla Bastida , Fishermen , Valencia , 1895


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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    More by Thomas Hoyne.





    I have never in my life seen water more accurately rendered.

    I am absolutely flabbergasted.

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    True! It's amazing !
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    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post
    I have never in my life seen water more accurately rendered.

    I am absolutely flabbergasted.

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    That's what I thought when I saw this one



    But there are several on the thread already that evoke that for me.
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    ^ If you're looking for a consensus, I'm in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    That really is remarkable Isla !
    No chit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Dryfoot View Post
    ^ If you're looking for a consensus, I'm in.
    +1

    That glassy swell looks so realistic , as well as the back lit sails.

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    I've always been a bit of a Monet fan

    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

    I'd rather look back at my life and say "I can't believe I did that" instead of being there saying "I wish I'd done that"

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    C A deVries.





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