Wild weather on the aptly named cote Savage today, a strong gale [force 8] with heavy rain intermittent with bright sunshine, very bracing, the cliff cafe recommended after a brisk walk !
Here’s something to cheer us up, this delightful painting, while we are thinking of the terrible forest fires in Australia and California, with deepest sympathy for the victims, their families and so many animals… One of my “Forest Project”, a remarkable colour experiment series made on location SW #France. Trees in a Breeze , … Read more
What did you do today?
Today I revisited Castel de Brames near Gaillac.
“Ces images sont un vrai cadeau de Noël, et sous le sapin de Noël …” ~ meaning ?
Thus the story of my day begins to unfold …
For years the proprietor, Alain Boullenger has invited local artists to create a design for his wine bottle labels.
He has a collection of the bottles.
Alain had not asked me for a wine label design.
When I tentatively mentioned this he said he asked local artists but could not ask a “great artist“.
I was nonplussed.
How was your Christmas day?
Did all your bells jingle?
Good for you and those you love I hope?
Christmas day means many things to many people; the basic message is peace and good will to all people.
I’ll drink to that.
Will you join me in that?
I was fortunate; a lovely day, warm under blue skies.
Lunch was by invitation of French friends who speak fair English at the ancient bastide of Castelnau de Montmiral.
Castel de Brames, I re sampled the wines very recently and have just updated my website page https://artfrickers.com/s-w-france/gaillac/castel-de-brames/, sample and enjoy !
I genuinely thought the wines 2017 and 18 vintages are the best yet and notice their price has doubled to around 8 Euros a bottle; good.
That can only help the value of my painting !
What does your house smell of today ?
Mine smells of picture varnish.
A painting is not just for Christmas; from a recognised artist, a painting is an investment.
The surface should after 3 to 6 months be treated with 2 coats of picture varnish.
That is what I’ve just done for my “Château de Saurs” which 76 x 121 cm (30″ x 48″), oils on canvas, available, £12,500.
Look what I found at the back of my house when I arrived home from the Tarn … What is it, how did it get there, why do odd socks disappear, all great myz-trees …? What should I do with this miz-tree? r Should I report this to the mayor, the police, the forestry commission? … Read more
A merry evening !