Painting now developing nicely, inspiration took its time this time but then I was ill for 4 weeks and 2 weeks in England before that.
Picturesque Blaye with it’s magnificent ancient citadel (open to the public) Blaye is overlooked by many tourists.
‘Picturesque Wine Villages of Bordeaux’ series.
Gordon Frickers, Blaye, a landscape painting being created, measuring 53 x 81 cms (21” x 32”) to be oils…
For those who enjoy following the progress here in reverse order, newest first, is an update of this painting 03.06.15.
Powering in, the painting begins, the beginning of a new painting of measuring 503 x 91 cms (21″ x 36″)
Blaye, one of the largest jewels in the Bordeaux region’s crown, Blaye pronounced like bligh as in William Bligh; are the two are connected?
It’s many attractions include a magnificent historic citadel open to the public, certainly recommended, a ferry link to the Medoc and good shopping in a charming town.
The old town of Blaye has much charm to recommend it so is well worth exploring.
Blaye is a town protected by a massive classic 17 th century fortification that is almost a town in it’s self and well worth exploring.
The extensive citadel was built as one of three ‘state of the art’ forts intended to seal the approach to Bordeaux and facilitate more efficient tax collection.
Blaye retains a hints of a sea port atmosphère which includes a car ferry service to the opposite bank of the Gironde estuary to The Medoc.
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