Wet on wet

Wet on wet painting, unfinished 18.03.22

Wet on wet painting, never before have I shown you a series of pictures so closely following the development of a painting. 81 x 51 cm (32″ x 20″), oils, available for sale. “La rivière Vilaine, le lever du soleil, le premier jour du printemps.” Wet on wet Vilaine Sunrise (C) an unfinished painting, one … Read more

Lands End

Lands End, a charming little gem of a painting revealed on my website for the first time, made before the site was ‘developed’.

Lands End
Lands End Cornwall, England

19 x 24 cm (7.5″ x9.5″), available offers ?

Lands End and a view of Cape Cornwall painting made as and when it was before the site was sold and developed into a tourist attraction.

Land’s End most westerly headland of the mysterious legend rich Celtic land of Cornwall with it’s 200 foot high Granite cliffs, and of mainland England.

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In agreement with Geoff Day who wrote on the Rift in Brittany page of Facebook, by way of being ‘helpful’, I added…
Regarding Napoleon / Wellington, I agree with you 100 %.
I’ve also found it helpful to disclaim English involvement in the 100 years war🤪.
I tell French acquaintances, it was the French (that goes down well in l’Occitane and most of western France including Brittany🙂) fighting the Plantagenets & Gascons (all ‘French’ peoples now…) and all due to the Norman uninvited invasion of England.

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“Vendée 1“, a New painting on this website ! 47 x 62 cm (18,5″ x 24,5″) by Gordon Frickers. Available, fabulous value at £/€ 500 > with your credit card Purchase Now < via Paypal, in any currency, or £/€, or bank to bank. Discover more on my website page https://artfrickers.com/project-picturesque-wine-villages-of-bordeaux/france-landscape-paintings/vendee/ visit the page and … Read more

Cafe Culture

Rave party solution ? Put the vaccine in wine, open the bars and restaurants, close all fast food outlets & in 2 days the whole country will be vaccinated… Meanwhile, this painting, website page updated, enjoy  it is “Cafe des Arcades” 20 x 25 cm (8” x 10”), £950. discover more and or purchase this … Read more

A vine new time?

HRH Queen Elizabeth when visiting Cordes sur Ciel was served wine chosen from the domain de la Chanade.

Cordes sur Ciel

I feel privileged and complimented to have been asked to photograph this season’s production of wines at the Famous domain de la Chanade.

Domain de la Chanade

Actually, a story for another time maybe,  I first met the owner, Christian, in a Gaillac supermarket when we where both buying fruit and veggies

Domain de la Chanade, production,

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Arrived safe, ish

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.

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