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 […]

Bonnes Pâques

Happy Easter…. I left the house to go to Magalas for the Vide Grenier, wandered about, drooled – didn’t purchase anything – could have done but resisted. I had my watercolour kit in the car and decided to go on to Fouzilhon, a village between Magalas and Gabian, we had passed and I wanted to […]

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 […]

A Lesson Learned

Being mainly a plein air painter I tend to work Alla Prima – in one go. But to hone your craft you have to study, whether it be the  work of past masters or present stars of the painting world. This process to me also means working the same subject in different media, working from […]

No Painting Tuesday……

Drove to Montpellier on Tuesday, mainly to pick up my watch from the menders (French watch, still in guarantee). It was the Christmas market  on Allee Jean de Latte de Tassigny off of Place de Comedie lovely stalls and despite Ryan Air baggage allowance managed a couple of small present purchases, a vin chaud was […]

Caux France 34720

Following on from A Brush with the Broads and Adebanji Alades evening demonstration where he drew his subject out with marker pen I thought I’d give it a try. Today is the first day for a week or so I have been able to get the oils out and have a go, we are in […]