No white #ChristmasDay here in southern #Brittany, so in the immortal words of the Blue Peter presenters, “here’s one I took earlier”, enjoy. Are we still allowed to say “white Christmas” or is that no longer politically correct? Somehow ‘black’ Christmas doesn’t quite have the same resonation to me… Today we are enjoying a mild … Read more
Nelson’s Frigates, a progress report on this painting which is maturing nicely when compared with October past when I last showed the painting’s progress. 53 x 91.5 cm (21″ x 36″) Nelson’s Frigates for sale, available when completed, soon, good painting takes time, great painting takes longer. Offers from £ 14,000. This frigate action A Nelson moment an … Read more
A ‘Wheels Down’ salute to the Golden Hinde.
A nice sunny, warm day today including coffee in Castres, a picnic with my Boyer family and a visit to a Tarn granite quarry. Tomorrow, the long drive North 8 to 10 hours, to my home and studio, lots to do there …
Family lunch with some of my cousins. For me a very very rare special treat as, careless or bad luck, I have lost my immediate family. I could not have been made more welcome !
Today to historic #Carcassonne, #France . Carcassonne is a place I know fairly well & am interested in living near. Carcassonne is the most famous monument between Monte Carlo and Bordeaux, visited by too many celebrities to count including such diverse people as Mark Twain, Winston Churchill and Mick Jagger. I’ve had lots of other … Read more
This week and next I am on tour in S W France in the remote Tarn department. I am visiting people and places around Castelnau de Montmiral where I lived for 9 years. I’m attending to some business including a new commission. I’ve had a very full and amazing day here today and it’s not … Read more
“Three Waves” surfing. I seem to have finished this my first ‘Surfer’ painting, 30.5 x 45.6 cm (12″ x 18″). Surfing is giving me some ideas for more… Surfing “Three Waves” also askes me questions the first being should I paint a series and if so why? I’ve a lot of experience painting waves. Several … Read more