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HMS Beagle, Darwin's Ship 1831/6 by Woodie

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This is a new higher res. shot of my painting of HMS Beagle from the BBC programme on Charles Darwin’s “Round the World Voyage” 1831-1836
Acrylic on canvas board. 20″×18″ 1979
The “Marques” 117 feet long square rigger, sunk in 45 seconds, off Burmuda, (Triangle causality?) in The Tall Ships Race, 4th June 1984, with the loss of 19 lives.
Built in 1917, as a fruit trader, and rigged as a 3 mastered bargue in 1977.
Featured 8 April 2010, "This artwork finished in the Top Ten in the “All About Water” Challenge in the Self-Taught Artists of RedBubble group
Featured in the top flight group "“Artistic, Creative & Very Talented!” – the group we named in honour of our members. 20 July 2010
Featured in Impressionism Cafe 19th January 2011
2nd painting featured in new group, Traditional Wooden Boats, 20th January 2011
Featured in Love of Boats, 13 January 2013
Featured in 100% Themes Galore. Vintage 1 May 2013
Featured in Painters Academics, 9 May 2013
Featured in Painted Nature & Objects – No People or Abstracts 4 July 2013
Sold Greetings Card 11 July 2010
Sold Greetings Card 11 July 2012
Sold Greetings Card, 30 April 2013
Sold a greeting card, 22 June 2013
Nearly 8,000 views wef 24 Aug 2014


acrylic, bargue, darwin, beagle, marques, ship, hms, tall ships race, voyage, woodie

My main interest is painting Aviation Art.
I get a lot of enjoyment researching the historical background behind the picture I’ve been commissioned to paint.
I work in acrylic on my big paintings on canvas board but use water colors, pastels, soft and oil, for smaller pieces.
I also enjoy doing pet portraits in soft pastels on tinted paper, from photographs. Ideal presents for Xmas and birthdays.

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  • Anna Shaw
    Anna Shawalmost 5 years ago

    Absolutely stunning!! Brilliant work Woodie.

  • thanks Anna,
    I’ve added some more info!
    Cheers Neil

    – Woodie

  • cynthiab
    cynthiabalmost 5 years ago

    awesome work love the movement you have in the waves

  • Thanks Cynthia,
    I’ve added some more info!!
    Cheers Neil

    – Woodie

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellalmost 5 years ago

    Fantastic work Neil , beautifully painted.

  • Hi Irene,
    Thanks for lovely comment.
    Cheers Neil

    – Woodie

  • Santamaria
    Santamariaalmost 5 years ago

    Excellent painting… all that detail, very well-rendered!

  • Hi SantaMaria,
    Thankyou very much for your wonderful comment.
    I think your portfolio is terrific!! You are on my watchlist now.
    Cheers Neil

    – Woodie

  • Akkra
    Akkraalmost 5 years ago

    Wow gorgeous painting and so fabulously detailed :o)

  • Cheers Akkra

    – Woodie

  • David's Photoshop
    David's Photoshopalmost 5 years ago

    Loverly composition, so full of life, well done.

  • Thank you David
    You have a great folio!!
    Cheers Neil

    – Woodie

  • Tony Dewey
    Tony Deweyalmost 5 years ago

    Woodie is there anything you can’t paint ?. Excellent.

  • Yes the living room wall!!!LOL
    Cheers Neil

    – Woodie

    GEORGE SANDERSONalmost 5 years ago

    Great work, Mate !!!
    I’ve alaws liked this one !

  • I tried to get it back from my sister but no go!!
    Thanks Neil

    – Woodie

  • Walter Colvin
    Walter Colvinalmost 5 years ago

    Wow!Great job, Beautiful painting Woodie.

  • Thanks Walter

    – Woodie

  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonalmost 5 years ago

    Exceptional work! Such detail in those sails, and the water is fabulous.

  • Hi Lynda,
    I had a reference photo for the ship but the rest is mine!!
    Cheers Neil

    – Woodie

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