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  1. ARRIVAL

    Spanish coaster MARTA JUNQUERA in a quiet mooring in Santander. Built in 1918 and scrapped in 1973 after intense life, sailing across the Biscay Gulf. Watercolor sepia 9x11 inches
  2. AT NEWHAVEN

    Under permission from our SN colleague Andy (meechingman), I have painted this scene inspired in Newhaven (past freighter days) when was a great port for perishables cargoes. I said with under permission because Andy knows this port very well, tugboat Meeching and is a great draftsman too. His...
  3. CATHARINA OLDENDORFF

    Dear colleagues My best wishes for next hard days, weeks, months maybe. Against the Covid-19, we must resist and take all possible protections. Here a SD14 "Plain Jane" CATHARINA OLDENDORFF , after SPLENDID FORTUNE, DELIGHT GLORY. Hard vessels for hard times... Take care my friends...
  4. AWAY FROM HOME

    Norddeutscher Lloyd - North German Lloyd steamer ELBERFELD stranded two nautical miles from Trafalgar lighthouse at Cadiz coast in November 1927 during a heavy storm, on voyage from Bremen to Vladivostok via Suez with ore cargo. Crew and passengers was rescued. The scene show us when storm is...
  5. SANTANDER MARITIMO

    Dear colleagues A few days ago I announced the opening of my painting exhibition in Santander. Reception has been very good. The visitors happy with my work dedicated to Santander harbour and local shipping companies. Photo: Me, posing in gallery. Many thanks for SN team support and forum users.
  6. ART IN SANTANDER

    Dear colleagues, here a invitation for my maritime art exhibition in Santander this summer. Following a chronological port history, I show a compilation of watercolors, drawings, sketches with harbour scenes, ships from local shipping companies, or illustrious visitors like this RMMV REINA DEL...
  7. STEERING TO PORT

    Motor ship SOROLLA leaving Valencia assisted by tug SANT BULT. Built in 1967 in Valencia for Cía. Valenciana de Navegación for timber trades from West Africa. SOROLLA had two sisterships more, RIBERA and PINAZO. By order from shipowners, they all had names of famous spanish painters born in...
  8. FOR ORDERS

    Bulkcarrier LAURA PANDO leaving Santander for orders. Owners: Marítima Antares, Santander. Spain Commission for Museo Marítimo de Cantabria Watercolor 15x27 inches
  9. AT NORFOLK

    Spanish flagged geared bulker MENDOZA arrival in ballast at Lambert´s Point Coal Pier, Norfolk, Va. and assisted by tugs GRACE McALLISTER and JOHN E. McALLISTER. Built in Seville, 1964 for Naviera de Castilla. Demolished in Brownsville, 1977 under name Agelos Raphael after collision in San...
  10. IN THE BEGINNING

    As the Holy Bible says in book of Genesis….this painting can be titled “in the beginning”. Depiction of motor vessels RAFAELA (ex Magdeburg) and ILSE (ex Pazifik) owned by Mediterranean Shipping Co. (MSC), crossing in Port Said waterways. As everybody knows here, many big shipping...
  11. AT LIVERPOOL

    A Basque at Mersey... This could be a title for this painting. Spanish flagged ARTAGAN-MENDI, entering assisted by tugs in a training exercises for cadets on board. This ship was one of the most important merchant training ship in Spanish maritime history. Built in 1917 by Euskalduna...
  12. IN BALLAST

    Spanish flag motor tanker TAVIRA sailing in ballast. Taking as reference Skyphotos-Fotoflite data images. Here under management from Naviera Artola. I always thought it was a good perspective exercise to practice... Watercolour 9x11 inches
  13. IN HAMBURG

    Argentinian ocean liner RIO TUNUYAN in Hamburg, escorted by Bugsier tugs ALTENWERDER and BUGSIER 12. I painted this scene two years ago for a illustration book project not yet edited, but it wanted to share it here. Watercolour and gouache 11x15 inches.
  14. OFF BILBAO

    Two days ago, I had the pleasure to meet with our colleague Stephen J. Card in Bilbao. It was during cruise SAGA SAPPHIRE call in this port, following cruise schedule planned. In a cool morning and enjoying a cup of tea, Stephen and me talks about paintings techniques, ships, and our...
  15. CLYDE TRADERS

    Lately I ve been very interested in puffers and vics history. And after to see the book LAST OF THE PUFFERMEN from Keith McGinn, I had the inspiration... In scene coastal lighter LADY ISLE sailing on the Clyde, using my imagination, from Troon to any port or beach in area. And background, one...
  16. ENTERING COPENHAGUEN

    Spanish cruise ship CABO IZARRA entering Copenhaguen in a regular call during cruises campaign 1967, tooking main scandinavian cities. Managed by YBARRA Y CIA. This is my last post for 2017. Many thanks and support at SN Team, members, followers and users. My best wishes for 2018...
  17. IN PORT SAID

    Spanish flagged motor tanker BONIFAZ passing Port Said enroute to mediterranean. One of four T-series managed by Group Pereda from Santander. Sadly lost after collision with french tanker FABIOLA in a foggy night in Galician coast on 3rd July 1964. Watercolour 11x19 inches
  18. EXPORT SEASON

    As every winter, export season in Canary Islands bring pinturesque scenes with British trucks transhipment tomatoes packed from growing areas. In scene mail steamer LA PALMA receiving packed fresh tomatoes. Trucks well known like Leyland Comet or Austin FH series. Watercolour 7x11 inches
  19. MEDITERRANEAN WIND

    West mediterranean sailing coastal type ship well known as llaut, falucho or laud. In Balearic sea, they were used for fishing or freighters between small harbours or beachs until steam transition. Scene depicted near to Portocolom lighthouse in Mallorca. Watercolour 9 x 6 inches
  20. FULLY LADEN

    Spanish trawlers MEIXUEIRO and sistership XAXAN coming back homeport in Vigo, after splendid campaign in Terranova Cod Banks. Watercolour 9x15 inches
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