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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Early morning sketch – ink and wash outside Le Mairie in Caux for #Inktober, no one around when I started but soon there were many people about, getting to know the street sweeper quite well. Interesting shadows because of the curves of the buildings.