Posts Tagged ‘Itzac’

Oh deer

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008
agressive cows?

agressive cows?

Wild deer abound in the forests around Castelnau de Montmiral, here in the Tarn. Timid, rarely seen, I have seen several lately one in particular surprised (more…)

Normal service is being resumed.

Monday, March 9th, 2009

Les_Lilas_IMG_4475_wp.jpg Your patience please?

Je change l’adresse de ma maison et donnez vous l’adresse nouvelle ici.

Over the past couple of weeks I have been moving house.

Here is my new address. (more…)

We have summer here at Itzac in the Tarn.

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

 It’s hot at times, today 36 C + in the shade. Massive thunderstorms forecast off the Pyrenees soon!   Vallee_d__Itzac_Juillet_IMG_5735_d.jpg (more…)

Newsletter 8, Sea Fever and super yachts

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

Newsletter, Sea Fever and super yachts, The Marine Art of Gordon Frickers No. 8 © august 2009

We hope you find the following interesting, engaging, interactive, and will forward this to friends. (more…)

Life drawing plien aire, starring *Emmanuelle Duchesse*

Monday, August 31st, 2009

CS_IMG_5987_wp.jpgNaked model or clothed, Emmanuelle Duchesse proved to be a beautiful charming and nubile model for some 11 very talented artists’ life drawing in varied styles near Itzac. 

Claire de Soissons who lives near Itzac created this life drawing occasion, no teaching, rather a congenial chance to get on with the work.  CS_IMG_5988_wp.jpg

This life drawing session was a pilot scheme for future days to network with other artists and people interested in fine art. (more…)

Fabulous landscape painting subjects?

Saturday, September 5th, 2009

M_de_T_IMG_6024_wp.jpgA second social event at Itzac ? I have landscape painted many times around here as you can see from my website, this day was purely social.
The village of Itzac is the place to be?  


Today we of Itzac celebrated the “Inauguration du Moulin de Trottevielle”. (more…)

Trafalgar Day – Pickle, advertising agencies, TV, and a marine magazine

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

I can barely keep, up with it!
This is one of those days which reminds me of the debt we owe those who went before us to build our world.
The marine painting “Trafalgar Dawn” still haunts me (available in prints see

I am planning a new piece of marine art, the opposite view.

Today was very 21st century though.

I have had today 3 enquiries about my marine painting which may be of interest and found myself yet again busy with Trafalgar and Admiral Nelson issues.  Pickle__detail_of_signal_2214__Popham__s_code_e.jpg (more…)

North and into the fogg n cold

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

The long drive North from Itzac and my first experience of cold wet misty weather since last April…

Happily the first night was spent with very good friends who have a house in Morbihan, vallee de Villaine near Redon and in that house was a warm welcome and an open fire.

Today I have finished the drive at Roscoff, Rosko in the Breton language.  Roscoff_IMG_6360__wp.jpg


Back in the picture or in this case, marine prints

Saturday, December 19th, 2009

Marine prints and marine painting back on the agenda, see the list below?

At last I am able to again  accept offers of exhibitions!

Despite and because of the severe weather making roads all but impassable and much other activity difficult,  I have finally catalogued the framed marine prints here.  Itzac_Noel_IMG_6656_d.jpg

One at least is still missing, where is it? (more…)

Snow and more snow

Sunday, December 20th, 2009

And the best way to move around the Tarn at present remains a 4 x 4 or …

I never thought I’d wish for an energy guzzling 4 x 4Quad_solution_IMG_6610_wp.jpg but faced with having to drive tomorrow… (more…)