Pictures from another exhibition

I have just packed up the remaining unsold works, with the help of stalwart friend Marilyn, (thanks once again, dear friend,) and dismantled my stand at the 7th Salon Metiers et Arts at Château Monbazillac. At the end of the last day, from the castle hilltop I gazed at the panoramic vista of the Dordogne…

Here comes the chopper…

You may remember this handsome woodpile which was delivered in August, all 18 tonnes of it; the story of Rumplestiltskin comes to mind watching Graham steadily reduce it; sawing, chopping then stacking the logs in our woodshed. If you are wondering at the shapes of these logs, they are the “first cuts” off oak and chestnut, before…

Puppet Challenge parts 9 and 10, plus mural restoration.

Firstly here are the links to  parts 9 and 10 of the Puppet Challenge, the art still keeps on coming, each one so original, the artists so varied. http://clivehicksjenkins.wordpress.com/2014/07/24/the-puppet-challenge-part-10-phil-stephanie-anna-charlotte-and-janet/ http://clivehicksjenkins.wordpress.com/2014/07/23/the-puppet-challenge-part-9-shellie-leonard-and-the-unknown-claire/ The rest of this blog is going to be rather disjointed, but it’s about our daily lives, so it’s bound to be so. A friend…

Château des Vigiers

Last week I was at Château des Vigiers, in the hotel area, painting 2 doors both sides plus their surrounds. They were fire doors which replaced beautiful old carved wooden doors, which, incidentally, I painted 25 years ago.  This probably sounds rather boring to read about, and you can be forgiven for giving up on…

Boots

4 trompe l’œils

Here are  the 4 trompe l’œils I painted recently. Pics of my initial designs  come first, the actual work completed comes second. 1. Cloakroom 2. The window Dengie Marshes 4. Swallow’s nest and babies There is also a pic of the beautiful old bastide town where I was working. Lucky me. (Villeréal)   For more…