Hot Rain

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

Update, Gaillac

“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.…/gaill…/the-port-of-gaillac-1863-2/ Sold, this painting was commissioned as a foyer centre piece for the Museum ‘inVINcible VIGNEron‘ … Read more

Wine Region, Gaillac

Vin du Coq was the brand mark on the barrels of Gaillac wines from the benevolent Tarn.

Gaillac Wine region page updated :

Chateau Las Tours
Chateau Las Tours, painting

?? 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.

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After Hot Rain

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

To England, Portsmouth, London, Plymouth

Advance notice: I’m heading for England, Portsmouth, London, maybe Bristol, certainly to my home port, Plymouth, week of the 18th to 24th. My agenda will include looking to exhibit the “Picturesque Wine Villages of Bordeaux” series and to continue researching The Mayflower for the 2020 anniversary. Anyone who wishes to see me, and or help with … Read more

“Universal Dimensions, Mysteries”

A large ish painting inspired by odd socks, arrogant science… «Dimensions universelles», inspirés par des chaussettes dépareillées, la science arrogante,… various friends and acquaintances in particular Linda Winter​ and Michael Baker​.

Universal Mysteries, 1
Universal Dimensions, Mysteries 1

This new painting measures 1002 x 1202 cms (40″ x 48″).

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Who loves Windows 10?

Oih vay, my without my consent Mircosoft upgrade my PC to Windows 10 today. I can see it should be a better system except for one minor detail, I’m getting some bizarre results. Thus if I can’t communicate/don’t reply, feel free to add to my curses aimed at Microsoft… Like the man, yesterday I saw … Read more