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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Painting Rain

Wet, warm and windy here today which reminds me of “Painting Rain“, painting the impossible to entertain, inform and inspire us both ! 40 x 50 cm (15¾” x 19¾”) available, £ / € / $ U S 2000. “More than a match for anything in the Musee d’Orsay” ; Alain Soreano, author, historian [December 2016] … Read more

West Cornwall

Page thoroughly updated, By Gordon Frickers ,  30 x 40 cm (12″ x 16″), price of the original £ / € 450.  Purchase Now  £/€ while you have the chance, Paypal or bank to bank; life is short, you may not get a second chance … or by arrangement with Gordon Frickers, in instalments. How much … Read more

Driving in France

While driving South in France yesterday from Brittany, I passed Saint Emilion, one of my favourite places to paint. Saint Emilion, a great place to make paintings is for many people Saint Emilion France personified. Saint Emilion is classified as ‘une Petite cité de caractère’ is also justifiably the most famous name for red wine. … Read more

Tooo much rain?

Toooo much rain ??? I am preparing to drive South on Monday to real sunshine and sunflowers To Toulouse, ‘The Rose City’,  and the glorious Tarn, join me if you wish or follow my blogs. This charming painting was made on location in the heart of L’Occitane, the Gaillac region of southern France, a region long … Read more