Early stirrings of the birth of a new painting, shown here for those of you who like to follow the painting process and progress. Drawing? Good paintings start with an idea often best expressed and explored with concept sketches and drawing. A drawing design for a new painting, a commission to be approximately one meter … Read more
Autumn, paintings, golden and seen with winter they seem to be arm in arm here in the South of the Tarn this year. There are green leaves on some trees, all inviting subjects for paintings. Vines and others offer autumn golds while the nearby mountains adopt their snow caps.
Mayragues today’s agenda including a visit to the 12 th century Château.
Mayrages that is, and my friend, proprietor Alan Geddes.
Discover more via my page Gaillac Châteaux
Tarn, the colours of autumn. Autumn has arrived late this year in the Tarn so it will probably be bref and more spectacular than usual. Here I thought you might like me to share some overdue walkies. Exercise in the form off an afternoon walk near Gaillac and a few of the photographs I shot. … Read more
A photograph created this evening of a beautiful near full moon 🌝 here tonight near Gaillac in the Tarn department …🙂⚓
Sunset over the forest Grésigne, a special painting. I arrived safe n sound near Gaillac in the beautiful Tarn (81) department after a 7.5 hr drive. Here’s one (painting) I made earlier (in the Tarn), not on either of my 2 websites, so 35 x 25 cm (13¾” x 9¾”), oils, available £2000. Sunset over … 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
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
Wish you where here ?
After an 8 hr 45 minute drive I arrived safely at the house of my friend Hervé Boitel in the Tarn department.
I drove through a mixture of heavy rain and bright sunshine, yet again wishing I had a co driver.
We have to make the best of what we have don’t we?
I stopped en route at the Aire de Vendee and as it was raining in fair imitation of a tropical downpour and chilly too, I ignored my salmon and mayo sandwiches and treated myself to a nice hot meal.
My mostly very good driving record was blotted for me by my car being side swiped in heavy traffic on the Bordeaux periferique by a driver who did not stop.
That will set me back 90 € for the damage excess on my insurance …
Such is life, I’m shipshape and the car will benefit from a respray on that side.