The silent auction will tomorrow night at 19:00

Historic Landscape paintings of Israel.

Jerusalem, The United States Consulate will proudly present a short bio and other info about Gordon Frickers and the landscapes he painted in Israel some 30 + years ago.

As you would expect in such a dynamic country, the land of Israel has changed dramatically in the past 25 years.

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Un des plus beaux village de France

An unexpected exhibition will run to the end of September.

Today we disconcerted and surprised Gordon Frickers by having him place a small but very special exhibition of landscape paintings of the Tarn in the beautiful Hotel des Consuls, right in the centre of the historic 13th century Castelnau de Montmiral, the Place des Arcades. Htl_des_Consuls_IMG_8337.jpg

The hotel, open all day every day is easy to find and visit, now run by the very amicable Helene and Marc Gaudechon the hotel retains its traditional character, is deseptively spacious and charming inside including a large (for Castelnau de Montmiral) private terrace and garden and a small swimming pool; room prices start from 48 Euros, tel: +33 (0)5 63 33 17 44 or view www.hoteldesconsuls.com (email: hoteldesconsuls@nullorange.fr), we unreservedly recommend this hotel.

The landscape paintings on show were all painted in the area when Gordon Frickers was experimenting with his odd colour vision, none were intended for sale yet have gained quite a following in England being noted for their colour, depth, rhythms, vibrancy and much more.Ricks__valle_de_Vere_IMG_7441_d.jpg

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Next Exhibition

Alaine___GF_IMG_8143_wp.jpgFollowing the beautiful exhibition at Domaine Barry, Compangnac, of landscapes of the Tarn followed by marine paintings, the next exhibition will be at the United States Consulate, Jerusalem, Israel, on the 28th of August.

A very generous portion of sales will go to helping orphans of all creeds  in Israel, Christian, Muslim, Jewish and others.

There will be a silent auction and phone bids are acceptable.

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Last Monday I crossed the English Channel and now I need a new studio…

I sailed on 19,500 tons of  Brittany Ferries new “Amourique” then stayed my first night near Redon.
I have the keys to a friends house where I often help out while passing through, then eventually found my way back to Itzac in the Tarn, Midi Pyrenees.Geoff_n_Wendy_HouseIMG_5767_wp.jpg
I have been mostly cleaning my house since. How do so many spiders and so much dust get in a closed house ~ and 3 frogs in the bathroom?
The picture of my cottage was taken last year before the house warming but balloons apart the place has not changed much for 50 years and was in 1825 the village forge.Soir_de_la_Fete__ma_maison_IMG_4606_wp.jpg
Yesterday re started painting, a large landscape painting and a marine painting, a new “Trafalgar Dawn”.

Read moreLast Monday I crossed the English Channel and now I need a new studio…

On the move

Left Falmouth this morning and drove via Truro and Bodmin to Plymouth.

Good and bad news, in Plymouth I was able to access my emails but learnt my No 2 computer is no more, it has computed its last err, probable cause voltage fluctuations while in France.FR_land_18.05.10_IMG_7528_d.jpg It seems the solution, a regulator, will cost some £200.00

Slightly better, I was able to collect the French landscapes I’d left with Adrian for some gallery directors to view.

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Fabulous landscape painting subjects?

M_de_T_IMG_6024_wp.jpgA second social event at Itzac ? I have landscape painted many times around here as you can see from my website, this day was purely social.
The village of Itzac is the place to be?  

 

Today we of Itzac celebrated the “Inauguration du Moulin de Trottevielle”.

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Hailstones as a flood defence?

Ever had your front door blocked by hailstones? Last night made a fair attempt out side my cottage!

Landscape painting  that is, painting plien aire (out doors)  is currently quite a challenge with temperatures often up to the mid 30’s C in the shade.   Hailstones_IMG_5824_wp.jpg

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