What better a place to start than a bridge to the past…
Rose was rebuilt as a replica of the original HMS Rose that served in the Connecticut Naval Militia. Several years ago National Public Radio released an April Fools a piece about Rose being sold to Russel Crowe. She was going to be shipped to Australia and sank into concrete to become a bar!
The painting had just been finished several days before. I thought it’s only fitting to bring it back into the studio and paint Capt Jack Aubrey on the prow. Later, I learned she was sold to a movie studio in California, see her as S.V. Surprise in “Masters and Commanders”
We keep a fairly large inventory of originals…this is a starting place and we can send more images… just ask.