Posts Tagged ‘Tarn.’

Friendship St Maloan style, the nicest possible way?

Sunday, December 14th, 2008

I arrived in Plymouth after various adventures en route including an unexpected party at St Malo and am in for a busy week.
Went to the farm at Calvados and picked up a few more important things from the wreckage of 94 RPR, my home of 22 years.
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Snow today

Friday, December 26th, 2008

How do the Tarnais cope with snow?

Snow today in the Tarn. 2″ since 09.00. I am very glad to have my marine thermal under garments on!  The snow should make for some good photography. Paint outside? You must be joking? (more…)

Foret de Sivens, the blasted Oak, experimenting with colour and imagination.

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

This vivid painting of a fine old oak started as part of a series of experiments exploring my strange colour vision, then began mysteriously to evolve into a symbol.   Blasted_Oak_detail.jpg (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…)

When does dinner become dinner party ?

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

I have been trying to invite my excellent friend and adopted French sister, Helene Ancelet, for a little dinner, not possible!

The idea was to show some appreciation of her wonderful friendship and catch up on news past and with autumn upon us, future events. (more…)

Foggin cold

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

My grandmother who did not speak excellent Engrise, one winter evening, trying to be chatty with my Father who had just returned from school said to him, “it’s foggncold outside“…

Unfortuneately I missed the vernissage of the new exhibition, “Images, Imprimees, Expo”,  by the artist Claire Soissons because it was foggncoldExpo_JourDeFete_A4_b.jpg

Fortunately the exhibition continues until the 3rd of February, details below. (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…)

Christmas Day in South West France

Friday, December 25th, 2009

Christmas Eve is at least as big here in the remote forested North Tarn as Christmas Day. Christmas_Day_Montmiral_IMG_6692_d.jpg

Normally because of my back ground and being single, I treat Christmas Day as just another marine painting working day, not this year… (more…)

The Flying Scotsman and “a brutal critique yes,” from Mike Jeffries

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

The Flying Scotsman has as a result of Mike Jeffries comments had a  a re appraisal of the painting and some re working, specific replies to points raised listed below and may be of wider interest to artists.Flying_Scot__11.05.10_IMG_7451_bd.jpg
The remarks have also underlined a serious problem I have here at Itzac; the studio space is tooooo small for paintings over 16” x 20”.
I need a larger studio ASAP but where, anyone want an artist in residence? (more…)