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watercolour ship portraits executed on Archers 300g
coldpress watercolour paper. I use a quarter sheet Imperial which
measures about (370 x 280)mm and once cropped the size is reduced
further as suits the image.
I have a large collection of images of British ships prior to 1970 and, with the net, it is not hard to locate images good enough for detail. Provided I have a satisfactory image I can produce these portraits quickly and economically.
If you are interested in commissioning a ship portrait all I need to know is the name of the vessel and the situation in which you want it represented. This includes roughly the angle - ( beam on, four points (45º) on the bow etc.), the weather, sea state and the background. Within limits I can represent ports that I know, or you can supply an image from which I can work.
Once I have the information I will email you a rough sketch and if you are happy with that I will complete the watercolour and send you a good image.
|Provided you are happy with the image I will post the painting to you|
worked out once I am in contact with you and I do not usually
require settlement until you have received the painting. This is
necessary as there is always the chance that a painting will be damaged
in the post.
I charge $325NZ for these portraits. (postage not included)
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The images I have here are examples of these portraits. They all happen to be of ships of the post-WWII era. I am not confined to this period and can handle anything from the ancient Egyptians to the latest vessels.