Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Sold! (Rats)

Just sold this picture- a very simple line drawing and one of my favourites that I did long ago and have displayed in my studio.

I rather hate to lose it but it couldn't be going to a better home or nicer couple.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

La Sirène de Causse Gallery: August 2013


A lovely couple who stayed in my gite two weeks ago regret not having bought something from my gallery and asked me to quickly remind them of what is currently on the walls so they could choose something. I have folders full of drawings and sketches, so this is a small sampling of what's available, but gives a general idea of my work at least.

I took some rather substandard photos because of the poor lighting and angles used to avoid glare, and put them into a slideshow, which also necessitates very low pixels. However if anyone is interested in seeing better images of the work, I do have higher quality photos I can email or post.

Saturday, August 24, 2013


It was a lovely evening with the full moon spreading it's silvery light over the hilly landscape, so I decided to walk home from my friend Ron's house with the dogs on Thursday after dinner.

As I descended the hill into Rignac, Thabo suddenly raced ahead and I heard a scuffly flurry of activity.  Then two small furry beasts clumsily sped pasts me on either side, one making funny piggy squeaks before they both disappeared into the hedge.

After twenty-three years in the Lot, that was only my second badger sighting. Absolutely thrilling.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Mozart at Castelnau Bretenoux

Saw Mozart's Don Juan (Don Giovanni) in the courtyard of Castelnau-Bretenoux last night, part of the Saint-Céré Festival. We had a picnic on the ramparts of the castle before the opera and the weather was perfect. All the previous performances had been cancelled due to bad weather, so we were very lucky.

The performance was so-so ( Don Juan was terribly young for a roué- see above- and what can you expect for 25 euros?) but it was a superb evening. And thanks to YouTube, I have found magnificent productions that I have been playing all morning.