Inspiration is a fickle fellow traveler, true or false?

Inspiration’s companions include mood, self confidence, concentration; what / who else?
Have you spotted my sketch book bottom right in the first photo?

Le Canotier, Thehillac 16.07.17
Le Canotier, Thehillac 16.07.17

Yesterday evening at Le Canotier, Théhillac may or may not have been inspired, it certainly produced a reaction from ‘children of all ages’ around me.

Le Canotier, Théhillac 16.07.17
Le Canotier, Théhillac 16.07.17
Le Canotier, Thehillac 16.07.17
Le Canotier, Thehillac 16.07.17

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A mystery within a confidential mystery.

The identity of the person who recently sent me two bottles of excellent French wine is revealed, at least to me…
The story is beautiful and a bit confidential. I’ll explain when I’m allowed to, in about a year’s time. manicles_blancs

Sufficient to say, the person is a craftsman who specializes in musical making instruments, admires my marine paintings so we are helping each other with a project.

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Exploring Théhillac (56130).

A photographic essay to share with you.
Yesterday evening I had the privilege of being show parts of the commune of Théhillac (pronounced Tay’ack) and adjacent communes, by the deputy mayor Gilbert Duval, a man with a passion for and extensive knowledge of this district.
We completed our evening together at his home, with a bottle of good white wine from the Loire valley where I discovered, before he retired, Gilbert had a been master craftsman with bronze.
WE share a passion for food, wines, craftsmanship and artwork. Gilbert taught me much about many things including the abundant wild mushrooms of Brittany …
We plan soon, to visit other parts of this watery commune together, Gilbert hopes I will make some paintings of this very Southern Brittany Théhillac commune.
I hope I will make it so.
Would you like to join us?

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Approaching The Dragon’s Lair

Chivalry? I still slay the occasional dragon but it’s rarely appreciated by princesses, the dragons don’t like it much either… Approaching the ‘Foret de Grisigne’ and the dragon’s lair, Sunset, 12 August. This painting, page updated, “Approaching The Dragon’s Lair”, entirely made ‘plien aire’ measures 35 x 25 cms (13¾” x 9¾”), oils, available £1200. … Read moreApproaching The Dragon’s Lair