Archive for December, 2010

Christmas news and a look ahead from Gordon Frickers

Sunday, December 26th, 2010

Wishing you a Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and good sailing in 2011

Joyeux Noël et plus bonne Année, Je tu souhaite une bonne vacance avec soleil et une belle voyage dans la nouvelle année (more…)

Who is having a white Christmas?

Friday, December 24th, 2010

Wishing_you_a_Tree_mendous_Christmas__IMG_0124_d.JPG4 inches of snow last night, the most I have seen in one night where I live in Rue Gambetta.Rue_Gambetta_24.12.10_IMG_0127_d.JPG

I had all the fun of trying to take a shower during several power cuts this morning.

CdM_24012.10_IMG_0133_d.JPGIt is still snowing this evening at Castelnau de Montmiral.Place_des_Arcardes_24.12.10_IMG_0126_d.JPG (more…)

Christmas eve, Castelnau de Montmiral

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

IMG_0114 wp_1.JPGJoyeux Noël et plus bonne Année.

Je tu souhaite une bonne vacance avec soleil et une belle voyage dans la nouvelle année

Wishing you a Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and good sailing in 2011Jerusalem__of_Zim_Line__at_Hamburg_d.JPG (more…)

"Nuestra Senora de las Mercedes", a lost Spanish treasure ship is in Wikeleaks?

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

This new marine painting was  researched for several years. I have written an account of how “Nuestra Senora de las Mercedes” came to be lost and the very considerable consequences including the recent controversial dives made on her probable wreck by Odyssey Marine Exploration , Inc.

"The loss of the Nuestra Senora de las Mercedes", painting colours re worked 12.01.15

“The loss of the Nuestra Senora de las Mercedes”, painting colours re worked 12.01.15

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Subject: HMS Atalante at Quiberon Bay

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

Marine paintings tend to have long and interesting lives.

From time to time and with increasing frequency I discover earlier Gordon Frickers paintings are  finding their ways deeper into our lives and culture hence the excellent sea story of John Hawkins, a tale reproduced here with the kind permission of  John Callcut.Atalante_at_Quiberon_Bay.jpg

Our story starts with an email which arrived on the 14th of December that is, this week, or was it some where back in 1780?

Dear Mr Frickers, (more…)

Nine Lessons and Carols

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

Coming soon at Castelnau de Montmiral, a Service Traditional Anglais Noel a l’eglise  meaning a traditional Christmas service English style in a beautiful ancient French village church.

The date is set for Friday the 17th of December, time 19.00.CdM_Dec_10_IMG_0077_d.JPG

After, tradtional English Christmas fayre can be sampled with aperitifs in the Salle de Fetes. (more…)

Marche de Noel

Saturday, December 11th, 2010

Castelnau de Montmiral market day is usually on a Tuesday morning.

Today was special, a small Christmas market all day long with most of the stalls offering childrens toys, food and drinks.Marche_Noel_IMG_0076_d.JPG (more…)

"Waterwitch" off Gribben Head, Cornwall

Thursday, December 9th, 2010
Dear Gordon, It arrived this morning and I am delighted.
Your attention to detail puts you in my opinion up with Montagu Dawson. Waterwitch_d.jpg (more…)