Art Holiday Accommodation in SW France Details

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

JIM’S PAINTING TRIP TO FRANCE JUNE, 2017


THIS IS A 13TH CENTURY MILL IN GASCONY.

At the moment it’s full of Americans. There are eleven of them. From Texas. Painters and holidaymakers.  Enjoying the sights and sounds of southwest France, and of course the amazing French food. Strawberries, cherries and melons are in season at the moment.
So here are some of them just after they arrived.
Team shot outside the Mill with the medieval bridge in the background.


On the first night it was Eddie and Judy’s anniversary. Here they are with a "50 years is a long time" cake.


50 years deserves a souvenir 
Eddie and Eric solving the world’s problems.


Tracy and Eric Junior hard at work.


Guess who dropped his napkin.


Our meal at the duck farm, Contes d’Albret.


Jim and EJ - some tips about composition.


Jim and Mo planning a painting.


Lunch at the Chateau le Frechou


Maya and a pigeonnier.


Dinner at the Mill


Rebecca admiring Rick’s work.


Sandy and Judy in the Orangerie at the Chateau of Le Frechou.


Later: a quick walk around Nerac.

Friday, 9 June 2017

BOB’S 70th



For Bob’s 70th birthday, his wife Debbie took him on a boat on the Clyde (the sentimental reason is that he’s from Glasgow). They loved it.
Here’s a painting of them on what is called a ‘Clyde puffer’ for obvious reasons.
Please get in touch with me if you want details of how you can get me to do a painting from a photograph you’ve taken.
ray@johnstonesinfrance.com

BOB’S DOG



This is a watercolour of Bob’s dog Luna. It was a commission done from a photograph, and given to him on his 70th birthday.
You can see another painting of a dog here:
https://www.saatchiart.com/art/Painting-PAINTING-OF-YOUR-PET-DOG/183452/3316839/view

If you’d like to have a watercolour done of your pet from a photo you take, please email me for full details on how it works.
ray@johnstonesinfrance.com