Archive for June, 2014

Port Progress & Vernissage

Saturday, June 28th, 2014

“Port of Gaillac 1863”, the creation continues, more ‘life’, activities. Since this photo more has been done, figures and buildings refined . More research is needed too. Port_of_Gaillac_1863__28.06.14_IMG_0798_D_.JPG (more…)

Class 40 she is

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Cutlass? something I’d like to share with you, received today by email from a good client of few but meaningful words:  Cutlass_40_28.04.14_IMG_0465.JPG_d.JPG
Gordon – The painting is here and it looks magnificent! Thank you so much.
When I get it hung I will send you a photo of it hanging“. (more…)

Hermione ~ Steady as she goes

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

La Frigate de Libertie ‘Hermione‘ ~ steady progress, the creative process with this new painting, the hull has changed.Hermoine_16.04.14_IMG_0417.JPG_d.JPG

The hull shape of this Hermione is now reasonably ship shape so I’ll press on with the background and begin detailing the frigate.

A nicely polished bottom?

Saturday, June 21st, 2014

Naughty boy?  I took the afternoon off for rubbing down and polishing.  EV_wp_IMG_0782.JPG

I got a nice shine and bit of a tan too, it was 35 C most of the afternoon. (more…)

La Port de Gaillac 1863

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Nouvelle tableau, bientot fini,  Port_of_Gaillac_1863_18.06.14_IMG_0775.JPG_d.JPG

LES QUAIS DE GAILLAC – SVP, Avez-vous des informations ?


Creative process, progress

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

The new painting ‘  The Port of Gaillac 1863’, 2 m x 1 m  continues to make steady progress.   Port_of_Gaillac_1863_18.06.14_IMG_0775.JPG_d.JPG

Today the most obvious change was made to the large Gabarre in the fore ground, other changes are more subtle.


Hermione, ‘frigate of liberty’

Monday, June 16th, 2014

Hermoine_16.04.14_IMG_0417.JPG_d.JPGPainting progress, here is the “Hermione“, French frigate . The painting is 30 ” x 48 ” (762 x 1219 mm) now about 50 % complete and ready for me to begin refining colours and details.

Tomorrow I resume work on “The Port of Gaillac 1863”. (more…)

Poldark Series raises the profile of Charlestown

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

Remarque_Charlestown_File0046_d.jpg Charlestown, Cornwall  is in the news again. Port_of_Charlestown__Cornwall.jpg Co incidentally I sold another print of Charlestown last week to a gentleman booked to stay in the Habour Inn quite soon. The painting is an early example of my work, maybe I’ll have  time to return to this favourite subject soon. I too have many happy memories of Charlestown from when I lived in Cornwall and later visiting from Plymouth with my family.  Charlestown_detail_1.JPG

Last Monday the West Briton reported today the BBC One costume drama Poldark returned to its spiritual home 37 years after the first series was broadcast. (more…)

Wine Art sales

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

Paintings sold, see below, quiet satisfaction. Three of the newer ‘Picturesque Wine Villages of Bordeaux’ series of paintings have sold.

Of last year’s production I only have 3 left unsold.Bommes__commune_de_Sauternes__1__IMG_8462.JPG_wp.JPG

The couple of tranquil Bommes in the commune of Sauternes and the vivant sketch ‘Dancing Vines’ made at Sauveterre de Guyenne in Entre Deux Mers. (more…)

Travel back in time, eat drink and relax well

Sunday, June 8th, 2014

Chez Niko: We have a very new very French venue Chez Niko, already favoured by artists, a good sign,  in the 13 th century bastide village of Castelnau de Montmiral. Does good food, week day prices at week ends, wine and beer in a very atmospheric very SW France setting appeal?
Chez Niko, Place des Arcades, Castelnau de Montmiral 81100 T: 0563406355  Nikibar_CAM00155.jpg_wp.jpg
= another reason to enjoy classic CdM (more…)