France’s most surprising wine, Gaillac wine; secret, seductive, at the heart of old l’Occitane, ~ “The Gaillac Collection“. Welcome aboard: introducing a region many call “a paradise on Earth” with wines and foods to match. Some surprising paintings too ! Page thoroughly updated https://artfrickers.com/s-w-france/gaillac/
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.
One of my all time favourite villages of Bordeaux, beautiful, good people, fine wines and good food, who can ask for more?
Nothing to ‘wine’ about here at beautiful St Emilion.
Having painted here many times, I could if asked, easily put up an exhibition.
You can discover these rare paintings via my Saint Emilion page
A mini dinner party
It’s August, really? Painting hot rain in France, where I am it feels more like a warm April, sunshine, flowers and showers all this month… You can find this remarkable painting, made with determination while I was rained on, as an experiment to see what would result, on location in SW France. Discover more of … 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
Vin du Coq was the brand mark on the barrels of Gaillac wines from the benevolent Tarn.
Gaillac Wine region page updated :
?? Gaillac, secret, seductive, at the heart of old l’Occitane, ~ “The Gaillac Collection” ??.
Welcome aboard: introducing a region many call “a paradise on Earth”.
Dream of a benevolent micro climate it is is noted for its exceptionally beautiful landscapes, gourmet foods, a wide variety of produce and increasingly, Vin du Coq, Gaillac Wines.
As June continues to entertain us with turbulent weather, here’s one I made earlier, “After Hot Rain”. Given the choice, this technique is how I most like to paint. The view is Castelnau de Montmiral in the remote Tarn province of l’Occitaine, my ‘second home’. That summer we had some heavy thunderstorms off the Pyrenees. … Read more