Archive for the ‘Things the French do understand’ Category

Laperouse arriving at Botany Bay

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Page updated following an inquiry from the Explores Club, New York City, . “Laperouse at Botany Bay“, Australia.
Still more work to do though. (more…)

New, “Learning to ride”

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

A new painting of the Vendee Forest;  Learning to ride” a new landscape painting.  

Vendee forest trails

Learning to Ride


New to the bicycle (velo) a young person cycling on the forest tracks of the Vendee.  

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St Emilion Sunset

Sunday, May 4th, 2014

This new painting of St Emilion, oils, 20 ” x 30 “, looking for a home, offers?  St_Emilion_sunset_IMG_0455.JPG_d.JPG

Famous for the very best of red wines, St Emilion, have you been there? A UNESCO world heritage site, this very beautiful little town will feature in my major project for this year, ‘Picturesque Wine Villages of Bordeaux‘. I’m looking for exhibition sponsors, ideas? (more…)

On the quay with an artist

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

Last Tuesday I was on the quai de Gaillac at moon set, 06.45, soon after dawn I was joined by an artist of the musical variety. Dorian_Goussetselam_16.04.14_Port_of_Gaillac__dawn_IMG_0406__2_.JPG_wp.JPG  Dorian_Goussetselam_16.04.14_Port_of_Gaillac__dawn_IMG_0409.JPG_wp.JPG (more…)

Hermione, what is she worth?

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

This new painting is for sale, care to make an offer??? Hermione, a French frigate  Hermoine_16.04.14_IMG_0417.JPG_d.JPG oils on canvas 762 x 1219 mm (30″ x 48″). Discover in the text below a fascinating and on going story…

In 1997, construction of a full size replica ship was started in Rochefort sur mer near la Rochelle on the Atlantic coast of France. (more…)

Romans on the frontier of Gaul

Monday, April 14th, 2014

A visit to l’ARCHEOSITE DE MONTANS, Tel. 05 63 57 59 16   http://archeosite.ted.fr/ revealed a fascinating display of artefacts and a Roman Society. The Romans, Sunday afternoon, a fine warm day in the company of Romans… Roman_Historian_CAM00106_15_wp.jpg (more…)

Lapérouse ships, their true appearance & Botany bay:

Monday, October 21st, 2013

Of Lapérouse, his ships, their arrival at Botany Bay…  It is Trafalgar Day and I’m working on a French ship???Laperouse_entering_Botany_Bay_IMG_5687.JPG_c.JPG_d.JPG

I varnished an ‘old friend’ today in preperation for its storage… “Lapérouse Entering Botany Bay” is not yet on my web site. (more…)