Sanbaq’s go back a long way; so does payment for this painting. Delivered in good faith last June (2008) and still only half paid for. Words like repossession begin to surface…
Has the good Samaritan has been mugged?
Good evening Rex,
Je change l’adresse de ma maison et donnez vous l’adresse nouvelle ici.
Over the past couple of weeks I have been moving house.
Here is my new address.
“A little more on ‘Formidable’ from my fathers diary.”
We are fortunate to be able to read this remarkable story, kindly sent by the son of the author after a chat over the phone while he was ordering 2 prints of the painting on page http://frickers.co.uk/marine-art/formidable_seafires.html.
(Gordon’s notes in brackets, abbreviations marked * explained at the end of the text)
Drove north to the farm near Fougers, nearer, Fougerolles, driven by several necessities.
The painting I most wanted to bring south, “Going for Gold”, Ben Aynslie at the Sydney Olympics.
I wish to re work this very unusual portrait of Ben Aynslie.
The South of France was hit heavily by snow yesterday , over 3″ in places.
Some French are saying drivers in the South of France are upset by 2 days of rain, this snow is causing panic, catostrophy!
The snow arrived at Castelnau de Montmiral and Itzac during the night so what are the roads like?
Possible projects include a Laperouse painting, one or 2 on the theme of Nelson and Trafalgar (because the Victory 2005 series are about to become available for sale, I will write the story here soon) a further famous wine village series this time involving more working people in the paintings, and I have a new idea that relates to paintings about some of the big issues of our times.
Gold turns brown, an oblique reference to the credit crisis, dolpins or to wine?
An amusing French expression much used at Castelnau de Montmiral at present. Tous les jours ce n’est pas du temps de saison – all and every day it is not the weather for the season.