Hot Rain

It’s August, really? Painting hot rain in France, where I am it feels more like a warm April, sunshine, flowers and showers all this month… You can find this remarkable painting, made with determination while I was rained on, as an experiment to see what would result, on location in SW France. Discover more of … Read more

Apres Plage

Saint Malo plage morning and after, a fine lunch at the restaurant and bar of Théhillac. I can unreservedly recommend “Les Re 7 d’Antan” at Théhillac. This restaurant, host and hostess, opened about 18 months past, have a growing ‘gourmet’ reputation for good value and quality meals. The master chef Didier is really ‘en forme’. … Read more

Update, Gaillac

“The Port of Gaillac 1863” measures 200 x 100 cm (39″ x 60″), by Gordon Frickers, the page and the ‘Further Reading’ page, updated. A major painting, a major effort, these pages contain much information not readily available elsewhere. https://artfrickers.com/…/gaill…/the-port-of-gaillac-1863-2/ Sold, this painting was commissioned as a foyer centre piece for the Museum ‘inVINcible VIGNEron‘ … Read more

Wine Region, Gaillac

Vin du Coq was the brand mark on the barrels of Gaillac wines from the benevolent Tarn.

Gaillac Wine region page updated :

Chateau Las Tours
Chateau Las Tours, painting

🇫🇷 Gaillac, secret, seductive, at the heart of old l’Occitane, ~ “The Gaillac Collection” 🇬🇧.
Welcome aboard: introducing a region many call “a paradise on Earth”.
Dream of a benevolent micro climate it is is noted for its exceptionally beautiful landscapes, gourmet foods, a wide variety of produce and increasingly, Vin du Coq, Gaillac Wines.

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Forest fires?

“Foret de Sevens”, Forbidden, Picking of Wild Mushrooms. Painting made on location in this, one of the two most ancient forests in France,  Tarn province, measures 50 x 40 cm, (19¾” x 15¾”), oils, price £2000.00 ex studio, ex frame. See https://artfrickers.com/…/forest-…/forbidden-wild-mushrooms/ “These paintings are more than a match for anything in the Musee d’Orsay” ~ … Read more

Contrasting Castles

A tale of two contrasting castles, part of my last months adventures, to share with you.
I visited the [ruined] castle at Tonbridge in central Kent, at one time said to be one of the strongest in England.
By contrast, Scotney Castle was built as a picturesque folly.
WordPress is being silly about uploading my photos.
You can still see them on my Facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/gordon.frickers
The site is a pleasant, graceful, park, with an interesting although not dramatic history.
Access is free.
 

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After Hot Rain

As June continues to entertain us with turbulent weather, here’s one I made earlier, “After Hot Rain”. Given the choice, this technique is how I most like to paint. The view is Castelnau de Montmiral in the remote Tarn province of l’Occitaine, my ‘second home’. That summer we had some heavy thunderstorms off the Pyrenees. … Read more

25th of May

The 25 th of May birthday 🎂 went so well 🍷🎈📌, a memorable occasion for all the best reasons, hence the photos below some of you kindly requested.


I’m only just recovering from the party !

We certainly did raise a glass to ‘Absent Friends’.
Cake candles were duly blown out, champagne and balloons pop’d.

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