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 This was originally made to illustrate an artlicle in the UK Yachting magazine Yachting World.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
“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
“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.