Port Navas and Gweek Cornwall


Two more from the Cornish collection of pastel paintings. The flags are out for Port Navas regatta in this rather mysterious painting. The second work has an unusual feel too. This time the subject is a boat undergoing a refit in Gweek boatyard.
Though these paintings are not a pair they seem to compliment each other. The strong, bold compositions and similar primary colour scheme create parallels. Not to mention the nautical theme.

The maritime signaling flags from left to right as far as I can ascertain are:-


First Substitute / Substitute 1

Yellow and blue check

L – you should stop, I have something important to communicate
or In harbour: the ship is under quarantine

White rectangle on a blue ground

P – the Blue Peter – all aboard, vessel is about to proceed sea.

1 – At sea: Your lights are out or burning badly

2 – At sea: It may be used by fishing vessels to mean: “My nets have come fast upon an obstruction”.

Red, white and blue bands

T – do not pass ahead of me

Keep clear of me; I am engaged in pair trawling.

Seemingly no special secret messages spelled out so a good guess as to their meaning could well be ‘ Regatta week, have a great time messing around in boats!’

“Port Navas Regatta”
image size – 25 x 30.9cm (9.8 x 12.1″)

“Refit at Gweek”
image size – 25 x 32cm (9.8 x 12.6″)

Prints are:-

* Limited edition of 1/10. Numbered and signed in pencil by artist.
* Artist emboss/chop stamped on border.
* Pigment ink on archival, acid free German etching paper.
* A3+ paper size.
* Price £65 + P&P – (£1 local IoM, £2 UK, £6 RoW.)

The print is gently rolled to post in a tough, plastic capped postal tube, 4″ dia. To order please contact.

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