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Sauternes Picnic

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

New on our sister web site, “Sauternes Picnic”,

Sauternes Picnic

Sauternes Picnic

Painted mostly on location I hope your get to the commune of Sauternes and discover the many delightful picnic sites and other pleasure of the Ciron

‘Picturesque Wine Villages of Bordeaux’ series, a landscape painting measuring 53 x 81 cms (21” x 32”), oils, available for exhibition and or a new home.

Sauternes Picnic, detail

Sauternes Picnic, detail

Pickle Night, a great reason to party

Saturday, November 1st, 2014

Pickle Night is imminent, 4 th November. 
More on Pickle Night, a great excuse to party, on this web site  

“H.M. Schooner “Pickle”, carrying the news of the Battle of Trafalgar”.  I have... 03.05


Sir Robin, 75 years young is ready for a tough race

Friday, October 31st, 2014

Sir Robin Knox Johnston a BRITISH sailing legend (see “Roaring Forties” ~ signed prints available via this site) , the first man to sail round the world single-handed and without stopping, is going racing again today. Robin Knox-Johnston  sets off from Saint-Malo with 90 other yachts in the Route de Rhum race to Guadeloupe.   Roaring Forties 300 pixels d (more…)


Friday, September 12th, 2014

This week end in France, “JOURNEES DU PATRIMOINE” meaning most museums and many other attractions, chateaux and so on will be open for free, some are places normally closed to the public.


How much for the 3 drawings ?

Sunday, August 24th, 2014

Marine art, drawings, how much for the 3 drawings I produced of the Clipper yachts back in 1999.  Clipper_Yacht_study_1_D_IMG_1608.JPG   Clipper_Yacht_study_1_D_IMG_1587.JPG   Clipper_Yacht_study_1_D_IMG_1611.JPG (more…)

Publicity helps artists? Article exclusif

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

“Frickers, of waves and of hillsides” =   a French pun,  = “Frickers, des vagues et des coteaux”, light amusement,  have a look at Monday’s La Depeche

An exclusive article, “Frickers, des vagues et des coteaux”, written by the chief La Depeche  journalist Jean Andre l’Hopitaut to whom I was introduced by my good friend Charles de Noblet, my thanks to you both mes amis. (more…)

When is a painting finished (part 2)

Saturday, August 9th, 2014

For artists, when is a painting finished can be a profound question?  The client is happy, the work completed on schedule & within the tight budget.  Our question was how did the The Port of Gaillac at the head of the R. Tarn appear in 1863 just before a rail link opened?    Port_of_Gaillac_06.08.14__D_IMG_1391.JPG (more…)

A Painting is finished when?

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

When is a painting finished>?  Port_of_Gailac_1863_01.08.14_DX_IMG_1350.JPG

I am often asked.

I wish you could all see this very unusual  original of the 2 m x 1 m painting.

It’s a good question and here is an offer… (more…)

Yacht sales?

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Today, a Skype conversation with an interesting guy in the USA who would like to buy one of my existing yacht paintings.

The painting he is interested in is in storage in Plymouth and I’m in SW France… More on this story soon.

A creative process nears completion

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

My painting of  “The Port of Gaillac 1863” has passed the 200 hours mark as it nears completion, this despite often unfavourable light during this summer that in SW France passes for relatively cool and wet. Port_of_Gaillac_29.07.14_D_IMG_1308.JPG