This afternoon, went shopping in Toulouse, for Pesuach.
I was surprised to see fresh snow en route and more in Toulouse.
Toulouse is the 4th largest city in France, some thing of a boom town, the shopping centers not shown here, are excellent.
Founded by the Romans, the fortunes of modern Toulouse are built around the Airbus and space industries.
Consequently Toulouse attracts an international population including many British and the university is very popular.
The city enjoys a very vibrant cultural life partly driven by a large student population.
It was also sad to see a lot of beggars…
This was always fine painting, the first where I’d used only a knife to paint the sea.
It took 4 attempts to achieve the new result which included having to make other minor changes because to alter one part of a painting always effects the balance of other areas.
Tectona originally built in India as a yacht (hence the name, Tectona is a type of Teak) is for fully written up on page
Tectona has a fascinating history having worked as a sail training vessel firstly for Plymouth Polytechnic (now Plymouth University) department of maritime studies and later in the Med.
She was thought lost.
Partly via this web site Tectona was re discovered and has returned to work with young people based again on Plymouth.
Tectona‘s fuller story can be found on the page given above including links to her new owner’s web site.
I will re price this splendid marine painting at £1,000.00 on the web site.