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Old 16-05-2009, 18:02
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Old 16-05-2009, 20:47
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The Marines are due on the tide at Eastbourne with an oriental gentleman in tow PM.

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Hi Vivian, was your father stationed at CRAIL? we live about 20 miles from there, in fact my wife and I were at EILIE to give the dog a run on the beach and came home via CRAIL to visit a gallery which had an exhibition which my wife wanted to see(she does creative embroidery so is arty as well)
I took a course in Media Design and Illustration about ten years ago and as part of the course I made up a booklet on the history of R.N.A.S.CRAIL,enclosed are the first few pages, there are 40 in all just say if you would like the rest.

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Hi Jim, I can see I've got a lot of catching up to do on your thread to see what paintings I've missed, but just interrupting this intriguing flow for a wee minute to say a BIG THANK YOU. I took your Crail/HMS Jackdaw booklet to Dad who was stationed at Crail for a time, maintaining aircraft. He was really very pleased to see it and he got such a lot out of it. It prompted memories that he'd never talked about before. So it was great Jim, we both thank you,

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Old 17-05-2009, 05:25
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Jim , being a simple guy I find that your paintings get better each time I view them and I am running out of superlatives to describe them .........

So if I just say "Brilliant" , it in no way infers that your exceptional talent is waining ...just my lack of grammar to describe it.....

I look at your paintings and immerse myself in the detail portrayed and effort used to produce it......like anyone who is a consummate professional you run them out with such speed and display such a knowledge of your subject...that anyone viewing them could be forgiven for thinking it was easy

I am a practical man and have little artistic ability.......... and can only envy yours

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Old 17-05-2009, 08:56
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Good to see you back Vivian, I am really happy your Dad enjoyed the Crail thing, it is very rewarding when I see some body looking at my work and it sparks a memory.
I think it is linked to Ivor's latest post, I try to put 'the ship into the ships' if you see what I mean, it dos'nt really matter if the detail is not exact, but I want to smell the smells and bump my head, bark my shins etc.all part of life on board.
Ivor I hope this covers your last post as well,I thank you and the rest of the members who take the time to tell me what you think of my work, it is really encouraging (and good for the ego).
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Old 17-05-2009, 13:46
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Well here they are , the cream of the navy's fighting forces. seriously I have some good x Booty mates and they have had a good share of my Tot


poster 040.jpg With appologies to H.M.S. EASTBOURNE and R.F.A. TIDE...WHAT EVER.
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That is BZ ......

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Old 17-05-2009, 15:11
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Thanks Cylla, I remember we used to get all sorts from the RFAs, SAS and so on,it adds a bit of interest.
I remember off, I think it was CEYLON, as was, two men in an out-rigger canoe doing what the junk is doing, but they did'nt have a mast.
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Old 17-05-2009, 16:18
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If I ever need to see a Doctor about depression I will ask for a course of Jim's Paintings on script... as every time I see them I chuckle away to myself and when it wears off re visit the thread for a top up ...you are the dogs bo...cks
Jim.... well done
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Old 17-05-2009, 17:27
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Great pictures Jim,
I've really enjoyed perusing them.
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Old 17-05-2009, 17:36
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Glad you liked the pictures. I have a cousin who lives in Armadale, and I managed to visit twice, around the time you moved to Aus I was on Ark Royal and Victorious, Ofcourse WA is a big place.

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Hi Ivor, I'll try to keep the medicine comming.
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Old 19-05-2009, 15:43
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Once again back to more serious stuff.

poster 046.jpg A.M.C H.M.S. VOLTAIRE & German Raider THOR

poster 043.jpg one for harry.gibbon U Boat
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Hi Jim,

Just grabbed a minute to look at your latest offerings. Hornet's Nest is one of your best yet. Brilliant!
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Old 19-05-2009, 17:30
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Thanks kc its based on a photo I've seen several times, I think its a bit blue,but I like it too.


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Old 20-05-2009, 20:12
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Jim I have just started reading my "Jackspeak"..........what a super book and home of so many phrases I Did not realise were of Navy origin

nearly wet myself laughing when I read "Anchor Watch" and "artic fox"

This book should keep me "well" between paintings thanks for the tip off

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Old 20-05-2009, 22:24
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Jim, Re posting #238 bottom painting ... brilliant


Ta for that.... YOU WIN Barely a feather in sight and both attack and search 'scopes up you have been researching

Just hope they got/get the Snort Induction Valve and Emergency Flap Valves SHUT in time when all charged up and time to dive...


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Old 21-05-2009, 14:39
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First, here's one for Bee and her late Dad, what great stories.Once again this is more or less a watercolour sketch, much easier when you dont have much ref.material of the subject,plenty B class ML's but they are all individuals.

Ivor glad to see you got your book, I guarantee you will be in stitches,every time you pick it up. If you want some more entertaining reading, try to get "MAKE A SIGNAL" and "MAKE ANOTHER SIGNAL", cant remember who they are by at the moment, and as they are out of print, difficult to find and expensive,

Harry,this was the only ref. I could find of 'scopes and snorts.and not being a submariner I'm a bit ignorant of the subject, " Flood Q, group up, full ahead together".


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What a nice subject that is ,that ogging must be as flat as a duck pond ,i can make that pennant number out ,back to front.

Dont ......is it a sort of present day piccy, "DONT SHOOT THE PIRATES"

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Old 21-05-2009, 17:59
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Hi Cylla, no it is not a scene from today, read the thread AEGEAN MEMORIES, and you will see why I did the painting.

Here is the LOCH FADA, busy day today , 2 loads of washing , put out to dry, do 2 paintings, bring in washing, make the tea, now relax and have a wee ...no large rum!

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Dear Jim,

What a lovely water colour sketch of 357. I'm very honoured and I'm sure my dear late dad, Douglas will be smiling down on you - as will the rest of his crew (those that are on the "other side" that is.)

Thankyou, you're a very talented artist.
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Hi Jim , sorry to have given your painting ,oops title, i must read more threads .......

Thanks on that painting of LOCH FADA, my mate should like that un,i cant be sure if he logs on to the site ( short of time and all that ) but i sure will e.mail him a copy , and give you a big mention,..

Now where would it have been at ::: palau Tioman ,i do know she went there.

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Old 22-05-2009, 17:36
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Hi Cylla ,sorry the ship is a bit distant , but the ref pics I have of her are not too detailed. The setting I used for ref is actually a Pacific Island, hence the black volcanic sand, but by putting the dhows in I thought it would make it more like East Africa.
Palua Tioman, now there's a name to cunjure with,I suppose it is all High Rise hotels and tourists now not 'Honnest Hard working Matelots' having a well earned rest.
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Hi Jim,
I've just been checking out your thread again......amazing pictures. I can't believe how quick and efficient you are. Even managing to pop out a couple of paintings between "pegging out and bringing in a couple of loads of washing!" Tell me, are all ex R.N. men that good....I know my ex RN Dad used to be very good about the house....esp. with washing, cooking & keeping things "ship shape". (whilst my Mum was at work), He worked a night shift. He didn't do ironing....but could turn his hand to most handyman stuff - He was artistic too but didn't follow that avenue up. I guess he made up for that by painting his pictures with words - as you've kindly noticed in his MGB Agean Memories thread.
I remember our old Italian neighbour in Leederville calling over the fence to my father (when he saw him pegging out some washing)." What you a'doing thata for Doug? - I'll a'senda my Maria over for you!...." Poor Dad had to explain that it was quite ok and we could manage thankyou - no need to send Maria over. I think that the neighbour thought that dad was "letting the side down" Anyway, I'm sure your good wife appreciates all your efforts...you sound like a great team...and I hope her knee is recovering nicely.
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Thanks Bee, remember the majority of the paintings were done over a number of years, although I do paint pretty quickly.
Most of the recent ones are done on a pad 12"x9"x50 sheets, it is thick enough to paint on straight away, so it is a quick pencil sketch, then a wash for the sky, dab out clouds with a kitchen towel, wash for the sea, I sometimes use masking fluid if I want particularly white bits, That would take less than 10 min,the ship or main subject would usually 1-2hrs,and the sea (calm)5-10min (rough)10-20 min.
The thing is, these are for my enjoyment, I am under no pressure,not like a commission, however the larger pics I take more care with, skies more complex,sea more detailed etc, also the computer screen belies the size, eg the corvette cutting across the convoy is 40"x12"(H.M.S.COMPANULA)
Anyway these are just a few of my thoughts on my pics. My wife is comming on (I would say in leaps and bounds)but that would be a bit much. She is able to come out for short walks with the dog and I, using a stick, but that is every other day as it is quite tiring.By the way she does Creative Embroidery and Quilting and her stuff makes mine look like scribbles.
Well enough for now keep watching.

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