Nature reclaiming Architecture – a History of House Prices in the Dordogne

‘Le Vieux Pont’ 2008 Watercolour. 28 x 38cm (15 x 11 inches). © The Artist. A Short History of House Prices in the Dordogne Here’s a story for the Quatorze Juillet about ‘les anglais debarquement en Dordogne’… An old crumbling bridge over a stream, an abandoned road, the ghosts of yesteryears, deep in the woods,…

Quatorze Juillet en Dordogne

14 Juillet en Dordogne…parties & fireworks. Hoping to get out painting tonight (teaching tomorrow) as it is a good paint. Next post is about the English in Dordogne & house prices… & here’s an expert from last year’s bloggy Jour de la Republique… TONALITY : ’14 Juilliet – Fête de la Republique’ ‘Quatorze Juillet, Beaumont,…

Cliff in the Vezérè Valley, Dordogne – ‘Sous La Ruth No.2’

‘Sous La Ruth No.2’ Watercolour. 30 x 42cm – A3 © The Artist. related posts in the rocks & cliffs & prehistory categories: Cliff in the Vezérè Valley – ‘Sous Le Ruth, No.1’  How to draw rocks & cliffs part one How to draw rocks & cliffs part two How to draw rocks & cliffs…

Cliff in the Vezérè Valley – ‘Sous Le Ruth, No.1’

‘Sous Le Ruth, No.1’ Watercolour. A3 – 29 x 42 cm © The Artist. Typical rock formation of overhanging cliffs in the Vezérè A5 sketchbook How to draw rocks & cliffs part one – Marcilhac sur Célé – stone lithography How to draw rocks & cliffs part two – Pen & Ink-Leonardo da Vinci-Stone Lithography…

Watercolour Pages on Website Updated

I’ve updated & organised two pages of watercolours on my artists-atelier.com website: Watercolour Gallery 1 : Selected Recent Watercolours 2007 (18 images) Watercolour Gallery 2 : Selected Recent Watercolours 2000 – 2006 (18 images) I’ve only got a cranky, old, freebie, promotional copy of Dreamweaver 1, which is very buggy & difficult to use, so…

Painters, Draughts-Persons & The Educative Value of Demonstrations

Back from teaching two workshops. Ah me, blogging again? When I get out of bed… maybe…. & clear the decks in the office, family & garden. La Reprise. ‘Exhausted Tutor Syndrome’ A5 sketchbook © the artist Hope this post doesn’t sound too spammy self-promotional nor too much like me banging away. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Here are a…

Springtime in the Dordogne

‘Springtime in the Dordogne’ Watercolour. 24 x 32cm © The Artist. 200€uros I’m going off-blog for a few weeks, teaching, so wishing yo all well.  

Rock Formations – John Ruskin – Prehistoric Shelters in the Dordogne

    a prehistoric shelter… Crazy cliff faces that I wrote about in ‘how-to-draw-rocks’ & elsewhere… click on the rock category to see them all. The above watercolour portrays a prehistoric shelter. These ancient places for me feel charged with … our beginnings as a species. What was once there & what might be there…

THe Great Sphinx of Giza – Watercolour

  The Great Sphinx of Giza Fascination lasts.   Some disconfabulation : The Great Sphinx of Giza is an Old Kingdom Sphinx & is not to be confused with the later day Sphinx of Oedipus & the Greeks. Though the riddle of its meaning remains. Orion Belt astrological figure dating from Altantis? Sekhmet Lioness of…