Today, no painting, soon, I reluctantly leave the land of sunflowers and vines, Gaillacois Tarn in the heart of ancient l’Ocitainne for the Black Mountains and a rather special visit to my long lost cousin Maureen. It’s been about years since we last met so there is some catching up to do and of course, … Read more
A major event, THE festival of Lanterns. If you possibly can, visit this fete on show for the third and last time at Gaillac.
This is nothing less than Gaillacois Tarn representing all France to China and vice versa. Previously the Chinese have always chosen major cities, Toronto, Hamburg, Boston and San Francisco USA and so on.
This yearthis festival, unique in Europe opens 1 st December for 2 months.
Tarn Friends said “you now are Gaillacois, Tarn, don’t leave”. I’m planning to return later this month. Partly because of an invitation from the Gaillac Ville to attend a meeting about the next Franco-Chinese Festival of Lanterns which starts 4 th December. The previous festival lasted a month and attracted 350,000 visitors. You can discover more about … Read more
As Lily who has now returned to Toulouse, was preparing and exceptional dinner, sit back and imagine … , I decided this should be accompanied by a wine I’d been reserving since my last visit to Gaillac.
Enter CHÂTEAU DE LACROUX.
Methode Ancestrale, demi sec.
A fine sparkling wine produced at the Château illustarted in my painting shown here [available, £4,000 see page https://artfrickers.com/s-w-france/gaillac/chateau-de-lacroix/]
To our surprise and delight this has to be one of the best wines I’ve tried, surpassing any Champagne in my experience.
Sharing replies: Of my previous post a ‘nautical’ friend of many years, Chris Fagg wrote of the photograph caption, “…hey, if THAT view is N x NW – this world’s in bother ! HaHa”. Chris Fagg has a good point so I’ll reveal some of my thinking and the reason for my chutzpah. I … Read more
Today I had the pleasure of standing on the banks of the Tarn, port of Gaillac, where a few years ago I planned one of my most celebrated paintings, “The Port of Gaillac 1863” https://www.frickers.co.uk/art/marine-art/ports/port-of-gaillac-1863/ Port of Gaillac today, quieter, otherwise not much changed, interesting to compare with very rich the painting… a great place to … Read more
Spot any difference, 09.09.16 to today 03.10.16? Chateau de Lacoix, one of the Gailac series, see and enjoy http://artfrickers.com/gaillac/ It has been decided to name the Exhibition “Vin au chateau, Gaillac“. Consider yourself invited. At the invitation of the Cultural department of Gaillac the show will open be open, 1 st to 20 th December. … Read more