Archive for November, 2011

Hermione, la frigate de libertie

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011
This evening I returned to Castelnau de Montmiral having been away 3 days to Rochefort and La Rochelle. Hermione_bow_IMG_2314_d.JPG
I went to look at the Hermione, an historic frigate replica (ship) building at Rochefort (the replica Frigate “Hermione” is known as la frigate de libertie) ) and for opportunities to sell my work at La Rochelle.

The Winsor and Newton, an honour and invitation

Sunday, November 27th, 2011

If this is of interest and you have time to help I’d appreciate your suggestions, thank you.

I have the honour of having been invited onto the Winsor and Newton web site.  Pyrenees_painting___GF_IMG_1864_d.JPG

Also Four questions have to be answered. (more…)

Saturday, November 19th, 2011

Fete_IMG_2216_d.JPGFete_IMG_2196_d.JPG “Famous Wine Villages of France”, a project inspired by French friends Joel and Marie Therese Linquette, as shown on this web site demonstrates my interest in wine goes back a long way project inspired by French friends Joel and Marie Therese Linquette.   Fete_IMG_2200_d.JPG

Yes it was a big fete in Gaillac, I am told the biggest party of this sort in France,  at the Salon des Expositions for the Gaillac Premeur wines, the new wines of this season. (more…)

Wayfarer, restoration of a wooden boat

Friday, November 18th, 2011
I am supposed to be a painter, marine painter, but everyone needs a way to relax so I have recently found time to begin the long process of stripping the old damaged epoxy from my wooden Wayfarer.  EV_13.11.11_IMG_2165_d.JPG
The most urgent problem is to find a secure dry place to winter store the vulnerable hull, any suggestions and or offer will be very welcome. (more…)

Remembrance Service and poppies

Sunday, November 13th, 2011

Castelnau de Montmiral Remembrance Service photographs attached here. Most villages in France have a memorial and a Remembrance ServiceR_Day_IMG_2160_d.JPG

At Castelnau de Montmiral the British community are represented at the Remembrance Service, sell poppies and honoured because so many Brits live around here.