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 […]

Todays artist’s are the recorders of Social History !

Over the last few months I’ve been spending time up loading images to my  online gallery, named after my earthbound gallery broadskiesgallery.co.uk Some of the images are  of recent paintings for sale, but some are greeting cards and postcards from paintings I completed and said goodbye to very early on in my artistic career. In  […]

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 […]

Back in L’Herault – again…….

This could be the penultimate time I pay someone else for accommodation down here, I’m here to catch up with what is happening with our house purchase and collect my watch from the menders (that’s another story). I arrived late Saturday and wandered around Pezenas, Christmas has started, there always seems to be music on […]

#inktober-3.  France A28

Knew I wouldn’t have much time as we’re travelling thro France, but took a leaf from artist friend Terry Preen and tried to sketch as a passenger on the A28 thro Normandy , I can’t read in a car, didn’t know if I’d be able to sketch but didn’t feel queasy at all.  The joy […]

#inktober -2Portsmouth

Just on the ferry going out of Portsmouth Harbour lots of RN ships – set myself a 20 minute challenge before we set off. Beautiful sunny morning on board, don’t know my boats but think this is mine sweeper. Wonder what the sea situation is further out…….?