Duty done

Oil on Canvas

24" X 18"

A late takeoff of a Short Sunderland flying boat on it’s way back to Gibraltar after guiding Hawker Hurricanes to the island of Malta.
HMS Eddy was a lighter requisitioned by the Navy to help lay mines to deter attack on the Harbor.
HMS Eddy lies sunk after she in turn hit an enemy mine.
She can be still see and dived on 70 years later.

Copyright © Raymond Agius

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A citizen of the world living predominantly on 3 continents.

Previously a Technical Designer and an Automotive designer.
Live in the European Summer on the island of Malta;
In the Asian Summer in Australia, in the American winter in the United States.

I live free of political intrigue and the need to be a part of a group. Nee nothing more than my computer, pad and paints and the will to explore humans to survive.

Retired in my 50s to find happiness, of which I am blessed.

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  • linskudd
    linskuddabout 2 years ago

    Love these old Short Sunderland flying boats. Flew on one when I was only a babe – sadly I cannot remember it. :-(
    Nostalgic & lovely work.

  • Hello Lindsay.
    You are the only person I know who has flown on a Sunderland.
    You must have been in a child in a service family.
    So glad you like it.

    – Ray-d

  • linskudd
    linskuddabout 2 years ago

    Short Solent III G-AKNR the “City of Belfast” operated by BOAC (sold on to TEAL in September 1951) flying from UK to Kenya. A LONG time ago! ;-)

  • I remember them Lindsay…only minutely. There was the odd one of them that, in Italian colors, that dropped in on Malta in the mid 60s.:o)

    – Ray-d

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedabout 2 years ago

    08-19-12 Congratulations!
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  • Thank you so much Kira.

    – Ray-d

  • Diane Johnson-Mosley
    Diane Johnson-...about 2 years ago

    Fantastic painting and subject!

  • Thank you dear Diane.

    – Ray-d

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    Elizabeth Bravoabout 2 years ago

    This is really beautiful…..Rich and glowing. So glad to have found this in Art Universe’s feature gallery today!!

  • You have made my day Elizabeth.

    – Ray-d

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    deborah zaragozaabout 2 years ago


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    Wonderful image and love the night colors Ray-d!!!!

  • Thank you Deborah.:o)

    – Ray-d

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  • Thank you, thank you dear Jane.
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    – Ray-d

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  • Thank you very much Mary.:o)

    – Ray-d

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderabout 2 years ago

    Dramatic art

  • Thank you Kalaryder.

    – Ray-d

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