PAINTING

The desk in my studio at Art Space Portsmouth. This was taken a few years ago and shows a portrait of HMS Victory under fire in mid Atlantic. The original painting is now privately owned in a collection in Portugal. I still own the © copyright and produce and sell giclee prints and greetings cards of the Victory and many other paintings – please ask for further details.

The Victory Public House, The Hard, Portsmouth liked the painting and had a series of hanging signs made from the original painting.© chriswoodartist all rights reserved

 

 

“Endurance 37” 640mm x 260mm Gouache SOLD original in private collection in Norway. This was originally made to illustrate an artlicle in the UK Yachting magazine Yachting World. © copyright chriswoodartist all rights reserved

 

 

Endurance Greetings Card sold individually or in packs of 10

“Fastnet Light” 590 x 740mm Original Watercolour on stretched Bokingford watercolour paper. This was originally created to illustrate an article in the UK Yachting magazine Yachting World. © copyright chriswoodartist all rights reserved 2012

“Holmatro” Making light work of the short Solent chop  ! Acrylic on stretched & primed watercolour paper. © chriswoodartist all rights reserved : size

“Queen Mary 2 off Bembridge IOW” Golden Acrylic on stretched canvas 10″ x 14″ © copyright chriswoodartist all rights reserved 2012

on the easel “Under Full Sail : Volvo Ocean Race” : Artisan Oil on stretched canvas © copyright chriswoodartist all rights reserved 2012

“ABN Amro 1. Heads for Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth UK” 2005-6 Amro 1 was the overall winner of the 9 leg race. Artisan Oil on stretched canvas © copyright chriswoodartist all rights reserved 2012

“42 degrees” : original painting SOLD : Golden Acrylic on stretched canvas  Giclee Prints available © copyright chriswoodartist all rights reserved 2012

 

“Detail of 42 degrees” : original painting SOLD Golden Acrylic on stretched canvas  Greetings Cards & Giclee Prints available © copyright chriswoodartist all rights reserved 2012

close-up detail of “42 degrees” : Golden Acrylic on stretched canvas  © copyright chriswoodartist all rights reserved 2012

“40 degrees” : 1220 x 1525mm Golden Acrylic on stretched canvas  original painting SOLD : limited edition giclee prints available© copyright chriswoodartist all rights reserved 2012

“Can You See It Yet Sir” ? Golden Acrylic on stretched canvas 10″ x 14″

© copyright Chris N Wood all rights reserved 2012.

The title could be “The Queen Mary 2 Approaches Southsea”. However, the title of the painting relates to an amusing episode, when I went out “boat watching” on a freezing cold Boxing Day to witness the Queen Mary’s inaugural voyage to Southampton. As I waited for the boat to pass by, I sheltered under the wind break with what must have been, a retired General and his companion, who kept asking “can you see it yet sir’.  After an interminable wait I eventually got a series of photographs to base some studies on but in my painting the action is a long way off with the vestiges of the ship shrouded in freezing fog  ! I also liked the rather deserted look of the frozen gardens in the foreground ! Not a portrait of the boat so much as a study of frozen grass !

“Thames Spritsail Barges off Landguard Point, Felixstowe” Golden Acrylic on stretched canvas 10″ x 14″ © copyright chriswoodartist all rights reserved 2012.

 

“Orion” Gouache and Tempera :  I completed this probably 40 years ago – I’ve learned a lot since – including the spelling of the boat ! I originally and stupidly called it “Oriana”, whichit clearly it isn’t (see the name on the stern) !

I rarely do boats without sails, so I thought I’d include this one.

“Homage to Rothko” Artisan oil on watercolour paper, mounted on 12.5mm board : 21o x 320mm (8.25″ x 12.5″) © copyright chriswoodartist all rights reserved. 2012 NB : This will eventually be float mounted in a white box frame.

NB: Over the years I have completed hundreds of paintings and will slowly add more to this page ! Not least my current masterpiece which is a detailed depiction of The Battle of the Solent in 1545 – including the Mary Rose and the English and French Battle fleets.

 

15 comments

  1. This work is so different to the figure drawings – I like that an artist can be diverse and not limit themselves to one style.

  2. Many thanks for your comments – I’m just a chameleon ! I never could settle with one subject, one medium or one way of working. I used to worry about “style” but if you make enough artwork the style takes care of itself.

  3. Beautiful work! The Endurance is my favourite.
    Greetings
    Dina

    • Many thanks for your comments. The “Endurance” was bought by a Norwegian for their son or daughter who was sailing around the world. I’m not sure whether the painting went on board their yacht or whether it is enjoying more comfortable surroundings ! PS : I love your blog and all those photos of the North. : ) }

  4. I used to ocean swim and went through a period of making oil paintings of the sea. I loved the shapes and colors of the water and the water crashing over the rocks.

    • The only time I used to swim in the sea was when my dinghy capsized and seeing as I used to race a “state of the art” flying machine – it was quite often ! I too love the shapes and colours of the sea. I like the reflective and transparent qualities of water and I’m looking forward to having the time to paint a few more seas without the distraction of boats. We don’t really have much in the way of rocks, here on the South coast but a painting trip to Devon & Cornwall would be nice ! : ) }

  5. Water is such a fascinating element and (as a fellow recent water painter) I love what you are doing! The light, the layering and depth of colour is so great! Living far from any coast (though close to a lake), your paintings remind me that I can’t wait to get to a sea and make some studies myself.

    • Hi Monika – many thanks for your comments ! Water is both a challenge to paint and a challenge to sail upon ! I used to live and work in London and hated being so far from the sea – now I live a 10 minute walk from the sea and can’t get enough of it ! Good luck with your paintings 🙂 }

  6. Would there be a theme here?
    Seriously, I really like and admire your depiction of moving water.

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  8. Waltonian

    The ship painting. I have sailed on both Oriana ships and that is not either of them. Perhaps you mean Orient Lines “Orion”

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