Autumn”A man shall have his seasons as a leaf upon a tree” : should be a painting ! from a traditional English folk song often played in East Sussex when I lived there building boats. I don’t recall the title of the song. I made this photograph a few years astern while living in the … Read more

The Mayflower

Mayflower off Rame Head, painting progress 08.09.21, painting nearing completion. I still have the crew and rigging to add, the sea to complete then ‘tidy up’ so quite a few more hours to invest here. “The Mayflower off Rame Head, 40 x 63 cm (25 3/4″ x 15 3/4”). Mayflower is painted here simply because … Read more

Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah, Shanah Tovah, it’s New Year !

To all my many Jewish family, friends and colleagues, Shana Tova U’Metuka!
In Hebrew: שנה טובה‎; meaning “I wish you to have a good and sweet year”.
David’s Tower, Jerusalem 1984

A watercolour, now for sale, 23 x 30 cm (9″ x 12″) available £ 450, made during my first visit to Israel.

Discover more on my page “Israel Paintings“.

We don’t wish each other a “happy new year” so what does a Jewish New Year represent?
What is Jewish new year, for that matter who are Jews and what do they ‘stand’ for?

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Beach picnic yesterday with a couple of my neighbours 😃. Given a summer that many here in France call the worst they can remember, an invitation to picnic with the weather this week is just toooooo tempting to ignore.😉🙂 Now this morning, back to catching up on tasks delayed by the computer virus my p … Read more

Out of touch?

Please accept my apology if you have written to me or tried to phone in the past few days and I’ve not replied..
Heavy weather and problems … not unlike this painting which shows HM Sloop Racehorse returning from a voyage of discovery, out of contact and in difficulties.
“put preventer gammoning on bowsprit” her log book larconicly tells us.

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A nice sunny, warm day today including coffee in Castres, a picnic with my Boyer family and a visit to a Tarn granite quarry. Tomorrow, the long drive North 8 to 10 hours, to my home and studio, lots to do there …

Press for details?

What the press are saying “No sunshine in France this August (so far) – when will it change?
After two summers of heatwaves this year is a washout.
When will it stop raining?”
Rain or no rain, with travel restrictions eased, the English Channel ferry companies all report phones red hot!
Last week when I drove south in heavy traffic I saw only 2 British cars.

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Today to historic #Carcassonne, #France . Carcassonne is a place I know fairly well & am interested in living near. Carcassonne is the most famous monument between Monte Carlo and Bordeaux, visited by too many celebrities to count including such diverse people as Mark Twain, Winston Churchill and Mick Jagger. I’ve had lots of other … Read more