Southern #Brittany, #France, awoken today at 06.00 by spectacular storm. 2 weeks of unseasonabley, deliciously warm weather over 30 C some days, is ending in style this morning with a dramatic, violent lightening and thunder storm, strong winds and ‘tropical’ rain … I plan to work on some new #paintings today Expect power cuts !!!

Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah, Shanah Tovah, it’s New Year !

To all my many Jewish family, friends and colleagues, Shana Tova U’Metuka! Hebrew: שנה טובה‎; meaning “[I wish you to have a] good and sweet year”.

Rosh Hashanah starts at sunset on Monday, September 6, and will run through to close at nightfall to Wednesday, September 8 when
Yom Kippur the most serious ‘holyday’ of our year begins.
David’s Tower, Jerusalem 1984

The High Holy Days which close with Yom Kippur, urge people to reflect on the previous 12 months: “It is a time to undertake an inventory of the soul, a cheshbon hanefesh, and to ask of ourselves and of each other questions that go beyond our own individual needs and desires.

What is Jewish New year?

For that matter who are Jews?

We don’t wish each other a “happy new year” so what does a Jewish New Year represent?

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Drawing, a classic, adapting an old photograph to create a family heirloom. How to make drawings ? Drawing  28 x 28 cm  (11″ x 11″) new on this website was produced for my client and friend John Leeson intending it to become a printed remarque. Barny Leeson became a popular captain serving with the British … Read more


Castelenau de Montmiral Summer Offers from £1,500 or €, 40 x 50 cm (15¾” x 19¾”), These Castelenau paintings combine many techniques, including abstract passages, spatula work, glazing and thus represents fine examples of this versatile artist’s work and for you, very sound investments. Castelnau as painted here is one of many of experimental paintings … Read more

Literal Painting

New, Painting with Paint, abstract painting 76 x 1010 cm (30″ x 40″), for sale, available, offers from £ 475. purchase now bank to bank or > with your credit card Purchase Now < via Paypal, in any currency, or in instalments by arrangement, contact Gordon Frickers. How much in my currency? Try this free XE … Read more

Climate change?

The weather here has been beautiful, maybe due to climate change. Beautiful that is if you like blue skies, no rain, good light for painting so I’ve been painting. Is this climate change or a real ‘Flaming June’ as per the old days? Yesterday was exceptionally warm. 49 c in my back garden (officially it … Read more

Sunrise Series

Sunrise? Following a series of gloriously warm sunny days we have cloud and a falling barometer here today. The forecast for the month is for a ‘Flaming French June’ ! This sunrise painting was made ‘plein aire’ 40 x 50 cm (15¾” x 19¾”), is available. See and enjoy the sunrise series : I’m … Read more