Occitane, Tarn, in the heart of France

Painting landscapes, adventures and experiments in the heartlands of ancient l’Occitane.

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Castelnau
Hyperlink > Castelenau de Montmiral Summer

These paintings combine many techniques, including abstract passages, spatula work, glazing and thus represents fine examples of this versatile artist’s work and for you, very sound investments.

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Castelnau de Montmiral, Tarn Province.
Castelnau de Montmiral, #Tarn Province, #France painting SOLD

A charming and seductive 13 th century hill top ‘bastide’ (a fortified market town) village in the  L’Occitane region retaining many of its original features and the centre of a relatively unknown yet very beautiful region.

Painting in and around seductive Castelnau de Montmiral, truly painting in old France.

Grésigne
A view of the foret de Grésigne

For Sale  40 x 50 cm (15¾” x 19¾”), painting ‘plien aire’.

The Tarn, one of the sunniest parts of France can in its cooler moments, look beautiful when embraced by mists and rain.

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Cottage painting
Cottage Upon a Hill

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Painting L’Occitane

Painting in the heart of the region, Tarn Department, painting in old France, timeless subjects, painting experimentally on location, others developed from location studies.

 

Promenade

Golden Days, Promenade [3]

More about this mysteriously dream like painting 

“Golden Days”, For Sale 61 x 91 cm (24″ x 36″) £, or U S $, 1500.

More than a match for anything in the Musee d’Orsay” : Alain Soreano, author, historian [December 2016]

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Tarn Cottage
A Tarn Cottage

40 x 50 cm (15¾” x 19¾”)

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Painting in l’Occitane, a region long aeons famous for wines chosen for kings, sunflowers, wild forests and much more, the Tarn region, France.

 

Hyperlink > Landscape, cornfields and forests, in Southern France :

34 x 43 cm (13 1/2” x  17”), offers from £ or € 1,200.

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 Sunflowers, France,
Hyperlink > Landscape with Sunflowers, France.

 40 x 50 cm (15¾” x 19¾”)

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Painting on location in the Tarn region, the heart of L’Occitane, a region long aeons famous for wines chosen for kings, sunflowers, wild forests and much more.

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Hyperlink > Red Bales Series.

40 x 50 cm (15¾” x 19¾”).

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Chateau, Midi-Pyrenees
Chateau, Midi-Pyrenees,

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Promenade
Promenade [1] > Further Reading about Promenade [1]

40 x 50 cm (15¾” x 19¾”).

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Prommenade
The Promenade (2)   > Further Reading about The Promenade

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I first visited Castelnau de Montmiral

in 1989 having exhibited at The Mall Galleries, London so I was sent a circular from  the Painting School of Montmiral

I arrived with a desire to learn more about my anomalous colour vision from the very remarkable tutor Francis Pratt.

I have never met a more knowledgeable or better fine art, drawing and painting teacher, mentor and these days, also a friend, than Francis Pratt and that includes my 5 years study in British art schools, University of Kent.

CdM D A688

“Summer Heatwave”

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The bastide and commune of Castelnau de Montmiral in the #Tarn, South West #France,  is both my spiritual ‘home’ and I ‘m made so welcome, my second home.

High Summer, South of France

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Ricks , Vallee of the Vere

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Hot Rain
Hot Rain & After Hot Rain, Castelnau de Montmiral, painting in S W #France.

40 x 50 cm (15¾” x 19¾”)

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After the Rain
After Hot Rain, & Hot Rain, Castelnau de Montmiral, S W #France.

40 x 50 cm (15¾” x 19¾”), as a storm cleared, I was painting on location producing this awesome, mysterious and memorable painting.

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Castelnau de Montmiral :

L’Occitane, Castelnau de Montmiral, is a ‘target rich’ environment for artists painting in the heart of France.

No one seems sure but the name seems to translate from Occitane as the New Castle Upon The hill of the Far Seeing.

The origins of Montmiral are lost in the mists of time and l’Occitane legends.

Traces of Roman remains exist, as yet undocumented and before that, who knows?

The hill of Castelnau de Montmiral :

was important because for long aeons it guarded the main route from Montauban to Gaillac with its wines and rich farm lands and the pilgrim’s town of Albi.

The present ‘modern’ bastide,  cité médiévale, was built in the 13 th century by the Count of Toulouse as one of a chain of fortifications, ‘forteresse imprenable’, to help secure his northern borders from the ‘Northern Barbarians, the barbarous raids of Gascons, Plantagenets, French and English.

The town successfully survived the attentions of the ‘Black Prince’ and two further attacks during the French religious wars.

This little market town is not changed significantly since it was built so today enjoys status as one of  ‘Les Plus Beaux Villages de France‘.

Mostly Montmiral has dozed peacefully down the century’s and has been home to the renowned Painting school of Montmiral for some 30 plus years.

 

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