Take Her Down by Angela  Burman

Watercolor and acrylic on Bockingford paper
12″ × 9″

In the UK recently there was a drama series on TV called Deep, which was about scientists on board a submarine.

I have always had a fascination with subs and the program inspired me to create this work in the first instance, but then I started thinking about the service men and women that have to spend time in them. Whilst researching I found the words to the Submarine Service Song “Take Her Down”

*"Take Her Down" *

Take her down, and softly glide
Through the deep blue underneath the ocean.
We’ll control, the oceans wide
From down, down, underneath the sea.
Torpedoes crash and missiles roar.
Is the music underneath the ocean
From down below we’ll up the score
Of the ships on the bottom of the sea.
Say some toasts and pass the word,
In the futures yet to be
That we’re safe as long as there’s
A submariner underneath the sea.
So rig for dive, and take her down
Down, down underneath the ocean.
Fearless men, who find renown
In the deep blue underneath the sea.

Born in Cardiff, but now live in the West Midlands. Graduated from Birmingham City University with a BA (Hons) in Visual Arts.

Key styles: impressionism, abstracts and whimsical,which cover a wide range of subject matter from pure abstract, figurative, portrait, still life, nature and wildlife.

Media used: oils, acrylic, mixed media, collage, textiles and digital photography and photoshop.

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  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...over 4 years ago

    fantastic vibrant colour

  • Thank you very much Charmeine for your lovely feedback

    – Angela Burman

  • hjaynefoster
    hjaynefosterover 4 years ago

    Oh Angie, this is fabulous…

  • Thank you so much Jayne :)

    – Angela Burman

  • Brenda Burnett
    Brenda Burnettover 4 years ago

    Magnificent work Angie. Such wonderful texture and color. Brenda

  • Thank you for this fabulous feedback Brenda. Really appreciate it my friend :)

    – Angela Burman

  • salena
    salenaover 4 years ago

    Beautiful artwork Angie – the colors are just lovely!!

  • Thank you for this wonderful feedback Salena :O)

    – Angela Burman

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 4 years ago

    Wonderful work, Angela!! See the group Inspired By Music for this.

  • Thank you Dot for your lovely comments. I will definitely look at the group you suggest. Thanks x

    – Angela Burman

  • Renate  Dartois
    Renate Dartoisover 4 years ago

    Gorgeous art-work Angela-love the vibrant colors beautiful poem.

  • Thank you Renate for your fabulous comments

    – Angela Burman

  • © Pauline Wherrell
    © Pauline Wher...over 4 years ago

    Wonderful Angela and so perfect to represent the song! It definitely feels like going down deep into the ocean!

  • Thank you for your fabulous feedback Pauline, really appreciate it my friend x

    – Angela Burman

  • Dawn M. Becker
    Dawn M. Beckerover 4 years ago

    Beautiful work Angie…love the colors…I see a bridge, boats, snow, and ice… :-)

  • A huge thank you Dawn, you have made my evening xx

    – Angela Burman

  • David Lamb
    David Lambover 4 years ago

    Great work Angela, has a nebula feel to it. Good to see your work again!

  • Hi lovely to see you. Thanks for the great feedback

    – Angela Burman

  • Alissa Brunskill
    Alissa Brunskillover 4 years ago

    This is absolutely gorgeous Angela!

  • Many thanks Alissa for your great comments, really appreciate it

    – Angela Burman

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