Les visiteurs ! Elodie, Jean Marc and Louis. No painting today, a long merry lunch together, time on the beach including swimming. After which, a light supper at my place, special moments with new friends, wish you where here to share it.
Marine-Painting, cadre et présentation, being France, first a French lunch meaning from 12,00 to 17,00 !
The lunch being served by our hosts Philippe and Sylvie Bossis at their beautiful mansion.
Lunch starting in classical style with ‘nibbles’, little delicacies each with it’s own distinctive flavour.
Each and every delicious morcele and this including the ‘Pain Surprise’ which is a bread with each layer made of sandwiches with a different filling.
Artist to artist, I have the great pleasure of staying with my friend Hervé Boitel, next time I will be painting. An idyllic setting in a deep and wooded valley at Cassanis, Gaillacois Tarn in S W France, eating and drinking well together wide ranging conversations with my widely read intellectual, poetic friend, his family … Read more
A day and evening with a Toulouse pétanque club by invitation of my friend Lily Malek. We started at 15.00 and finished at 00.30… The picnic was well organised. Typical of French hospitality, everyone bringing something nice and all helping set up / dismantle, everyone looking after each other, lots of joking and laughter. With … Read more
Toulouse, lunch with Lily. I’ve written a bit more on my other blog and with other photos and on one of my two Facebook pages : https://artfrickers.com/blog/2020/06/24/toulouse-france/ I have to collect a major painting, on loan to Chateau de Saurs and have a variety of other ‘business’ and good friends to visit, in this region where … Read more
Driving South in France yesterday from Brittany to Toulouse, no problems except a few ‘bouchon’. I passed Saint Emilion, one of my favourite places to paint. Saint Emilion is classified as ‘une Petite cité de caractère’ is also justifiably the most famous name for red wine. For those who wantDriving South in France yesterday from … Read more
As we emerge from lock down here in Théhillac, France, we had our first ‘social distance’ fete. I discovered the famous ‘#bisous‘ French kiss has been replace by touching elbows ! My neighbour Danielle kindly invited me and our other neighbours for lunch. Such a pleasure to see a beautifully thoughtfully prepared table. Our little … Read more