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
The heart of L’Occitane, a region long aeons famous for wines chosen for kings. This fine painting is a present at, château de Saurs I’ll recover it as soon as ‘lock down’ eases meanwhile I’ve updated the web site page, château de Saurs. #Painting on canvas, created partly on location one of a series created … 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.
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 !
A merry evening !
As the weather here begins to turn chilly, I’m beginning to organise my visit to a sunnier clime, Toulouse and Gaillac, late November. I’m warming myself thinking of sunny days in the wine regions, of places like the South facing Chateau de Saurs, while my thoughts turn to ‘how do I restart the central heating’ … Read more
“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