Detail of MARY ROSE AND THE BATTLE OF THE SOLENT 1545 copyright chrisnwood all rights reserved. artisan oil on Belgian Linen
“The Ferry” Copyright Chrisnwood All rights reserved. Artisan oil on canvas
Formerly known as Stravros S Niarchos the tall ship was owned and operated by the Tall Ships youth Trust. she now goes by the name “Sunset”. Here we see her entering Portsmouth a Harbour at dusk. Copyright Chrisnwood All rights reserved. Artisan oil on canvas
Queen Mary 2 appears out of the mist on Boxing Day Copyright Chrisnwood All Rights Reserved. Golden Acrylic on Canvas 10×14″
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.
“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 This was originally made to illustrate an artlicle in the UK Yachting magazine Yachting World.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
“Annie and David” Watercolour copyright chrisnwood all rights reserved
“Holmatro” Making light work of the short Solent chop ! Acrylic on stretched & primed watercolour paper. © chriswoodartist all rights reserved : size
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
“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.