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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Never Stop Learning……

On Tuesday I had one of the best days I have had for a long time, exhausting and exhilarating at the same time. For a long time I have had problems placing figures in my paintings, I know the proportions and physiology of the human form and perspective, but I struggle with making the figures […]