Saturday 26. 06. 10 There is something about Café paintings – I have done three over the last couple of years and they have all sold quickly. The one I put up on my last blog entry sold within a couple of hours to my last house guests the Watsons. Thanks Chris and Chris. Since then I have been back at my monoprints of London stations. I had had a problem with the density of the black but I have changed the coating on the plate from detergent to Gum Arabic and this seems to have solved the problem. I have also added a bit of spot colour but I’m not totally convinced. Still getting stuff ready for the arrival of Carole and Daisy and the show in Baillarges next weekend.
Archive for June, 2010
Wednesday 23. 6. 10 Summer seems to be here, finally. Have been busy in the studio this week and have finished Café à midi (see above). Also have been getting ready for the show in Baillarges. Jonathan and I have had several meeting and I think that we are now organized. I am looking forward to Carole and Daisy arriving next Tuesday so next month will be busy with the show and visitors. Hopefully the weather will remain sunny.
Sunday 13. 06. 10 It has been a week of very unseasonable weather. I have been housesitting George and Laurene’s house and had had visions of spending the afternoons lounging by the pool. Sadly last Sunday was the only time when it wasn’t either raining or overcast, until yesterday. Last night was Claire’s vernissage in Baillarges so drove there with Gisèle and Jonathan. There was a good turn out and it gave Jonathan and I a good idea of what to expect when we have our show there from 3 – 10 July.
Monday 07. 06. 10 The Watson’s left this morning for Montpellier. They had spent from last Tuesday until Friday at Le Lavandou, Arles and Aix en Provence and returned safely to Clermont Friday afternoon. We spent saturday morning at the Lodève market and then had a wonderful lunch at the café in Octon before going up to George and Laurene’s house for a BBQ and a swim. Sunday we walked around the Cirque de Moureze and had our farewell dinner at Le Terminus. À la prochaine!
Friday 04. 06. 10 Beautiful sunny day for the annual BBQ put on by the Accueil. Great food and ambiance complete with speeches and songs. Started at noon and I got home around 4.30. All the usual suspects were in attendance. Danièle, my patient French teacher, is on the far right.