As the heavy gales of the past 36 hours ease and the barometer begins to rise I’m reminded by today’s dawn of my remarkable Sunrise Series, each one a painting as it happened, made ‘plien aire’. Painting ‘plien aire’ by Gordon Frickers, 40 x 50 cm (15¾” x 19¾”). Available £/€ 1,250. > with your … Read more
A lunch with the brilliant Francis Pratt, potato, leek and broccoli soup, salad and a few other goodies the best of which is our conversations. I met Francis when realising I have very odd colour vision, ‘special eyes’ or ‘colour blind’ being two extremes of description, I first attended his Painting School of Montmiral way … Read more
Happy return, well worth a visit, I recommend you discover the picturesque Castelnau de Montmiral, a remote 13 th century bastide in South West France.
A 13 th century bastide, Castelnau de Montmiral was built to defend l’Occitane from the “Northern Barbarians”, in other words, the French, Plantagenets, Gascoyne and English, by order of count Raymond VII of Toulouse.
Painting in and around Sauternes, with a bit of luck and a following wind I’ll be back for more painting for my ‘Famous Wine Villages of Bordeaux’ series, quite soon. Here are a few examples for you to enjoy, made at Sauternes, some are still available from my web site, payment by credit card or … Read more
The ‘Rose’ city, Toulouse, a long drive from Brittany, worth it, the South West is like another world and warm to hot dry weather here. Lunch with Lilly Malek. We have been friends for a decade or more. It’s not a ‘romantic’ relationship in the ‘passionate’ sense. Rather two who live mostly alone, people from … Read more
While driving South in France yesterday from Brittany, I passed Saint Emilion, one of my favourite places to paint. Saint Emilion, a great place to make paintings is for many people Saint Emilion France personified. Saint Emilion is classified as ‘une Petite cité de caractère’ is also justifiably the most famous name for red wine. … Read more
Toooo much rain ??? I am preparing to drive South on Monday to real sunshine and sunflowers To Toulouse, ‘The Rose City’, and the glorious Tarn, join me if you wish or follow my blogs. This charming painting was made on location in the heart of L’Occitane, the Gaillac region of southern France, a region long … Read more
I was asked by on Facebook by a Cornish friend, Helen Thomason to stop the rain… I doubt I’ll have any more luck than King Canute had with stopping the tide however, here is the second painting of a pair, this one made the following day when heavy hot rain finally eased off. Maybe this will … Read more