The Flying Scotsman and “a brutal critique yes,” from Mike Jeffries

The Flying Scotsman has as a result of Mike Jeffries comments had a  a re appraisal of the painting and some re working, specific replies to points raised listed below and may be of wider interest to artists.Flying_Scot__11.05.10_IMG_7451_bd.jpg
The remarks have also underlined a serious problem I have here at Itzac; the studio space is tooooo small for paintings over 16” x 20”.
I need a larger studio ASAP but where, anyone want an artist in residence?

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Foggin cold

My grandmother who did not speak excellent Engrise, one winter evening, trying to be chatty with my Father who had just returned from school said to him, “it’s foggncold outside“…

Unfortuneately I missed the vernissage of the new exhibition, “Images, Imprimees, Expo”,  by the artist Claire Soissons because it was foggncoldExpo_JourDeFete_A4_b.jpg

Fortunately the exhibition continues until the 3rd of February, details below.

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When does dinner become dinner party ?

I have been trying to invite my excellent friend and adopted French sister, Helene Ancelet, for a little dinner, not possible!

The idea was to show some appreciation of her wonderful friendship and catch up on news past and with autumn upon us, future events.

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Foret de Sivens, the blasted Oak, experimenting with colour and imagination.

This vivid painting of a fine old oak started as part of a series of experiments exploring my strange colour vision, then began mysteriously to evolve into a symbol.   Blasted_Oak_detail.jpg

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Snow today

How do the Tarnais cope with snow?

Snow today in the Tarn. 2″ since 09.00. I am very glad to have my marine thermal under garments on!  The snow should make for some good photography. Paint outside? You must be joking?

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Friendship St Maloan style, the nicest possible way?

I arrived in Plymouth after various adventures en route including an unexpected party at St Malo and am in for a busy week.
Went to the farm at Calvados and picked up a few more important things from the wreckage of 94 RPR, my home of 22 years.

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