“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
“Foret de Sevens”, Forbidden, Picking of Wild Mushrooms. Painting made on location in this, one of the two most ancient forests in France, Tarn province, measures 50 x 40 cm, (19¾” x 15¾”), oils, price £2000.00 ex studio, ex frame. See https://artfrickers.com/…/forest-…/forbidden-wild-mushrooms/ “These paintings are more than a match for anything in the Musee d’Orsay” ~ … Read more
“Trees in a Breeze 1” , one of four in this series, all painted from the same spot on different days. Painted in oils ‘plien aire’, on location as one of a series, exploring colour vision and movement it measures 45 x 53 cm (18″ x 21″). Available. To acquire this painting or to commission … Read more
Is this October or July? ‘Dunowe’, what I do know is we have excellent light here for painting. I’ve just upgraded several of The Gaillac Collection‘ pages, the images here are of the domaine du Barry painting, measuring 40 x 48 cm (16” x 19”), oils, available £950., ex frame, ex studio. The astonishingly … Read more
Want to try wine the Romans drank?
How do you find a gift for a special for example a wealthy friend? A rare, interesting, delicious wine they simply can’t get is one answer.
At Castel de Brames yesterday evening
the heart of L’Occitane
buying wines made from some of the oldest vines in France, (mostly) for gifts.
The Queen’s Wine; “du vignoble de Gaillac”, at Domaine de la Chanade.
A chance invitation, a new friend and the Queen’s wine.
A chance encounter in Intermarche, Gaillac, the first day I arrived here in the Tarn, well actually one of 4, the other 3 were all people who remembered me, touched my heart, pleased to see I’d returned.
The chateau, besides fine wines and beautiful gardens for you to enjoy, has a light airy exhibition space. Tomorrow I have an appointment with the owner of chateau de Saurs who’s company I always enjoy. We may go sketching together some time soon if it’s not to hot. Later, several other domain owners during the … Read more
Spoilt for choice, it’s Party season here with a capital ‘P’, ‘Les Fetes’ in the beautiful Tarn, every village, town and hamlet offers ‘la Fete’, you really are spoilt for choice.
Last night I chose the Quai Saint Jacques at Gaillac, a lovely spot I know well.
I’ve painted there several times, most notably the meticulously researched historic reconstruction “Port of Gaillac 1863” and have several as yet unborn ideas in mind to two new gaillac paintings.
What ever, a beautiful ambience prevailed while most of the musique this year, and good it was too, was Arab/French and Afro-Caribbean.
Gaillac means wines, good foods, warm sun, seduction.
Alain Soreano, noted author, historian said of these Gaillac Collection paintings, “more than a match for anything in the Musee d’Orsay” ~
All the pages relating to ‘Gaillac wine region‘ ( https://artfrickers.com/s-w-france/gaillac/) have been updated and repriced.
Texts have been much revised, some prices are up others are down.
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