Falling in Love – tomber amoureux

One year ago today, I fell in love…… Actually lets go back a little further, it was fourteen years ago Paul and I fell in love with an area of France. Introduced by friends, nous somes tombé amoureax avec L’Herault en Languedoc France, we haven’t missed a year since, sometimes visiting four or five times […]

Wow what Month !!!! – June 2016

Patchings Festival: I love Patchings Art Festival – the friendly festival  meeting up with old clients and friends – the two aren’t mutually exclusive. Producing some paintings, chatting, chatting, chatting and selling. Loosing your voice, exhausting. Then it was back to Norfolk to unload and reload the car, on to the Limousin France teaching for […]

Transparent Pigments in Watercolour

What a title? You may ask, I have been painting in oils for much of the time recently then a conversation with a visitor to my studio got me thinking. Lets play with watercolour again for a while. So I’ve been playing using only transparent pigments, yes watercolours are a transparent medium but each pigment […]

07/28; A Lesson Learnt….

Pezenas is the nearest town to us less than 2 miles away, the market there on  Saturday is superb, we had coffee sitting outside the Le Chat Botte in the spring sunshine, I went to my bag to get my sketchbook  out ….OH NO!!! I hadn’t put it in, major error and artist should never […]

5/28 Oops missed a day…!!!

Failed fell at the first post, we had friends over for lunch yesterday, which meant the morning in the kitchen, enjoyable entertaining then taking them to Beziers airport in the evening. For the last 2 nights the Mistral has been blowing a hooley, disturbing our sleep, I felt so guilty about not completing something yesterday […]