Art Holiday Accommodation in SW France Details

Sunday 24 July 2011


The festival of San Fermine is one of the great sights/experiences in the world. It's really just a long, drunken party that lasts ten days or so. Thousands and thousands of drunk or nearly drunk people, all dressed in white with red scarves, are up very early in the morning to cram the street of Pamplona. Then the bulls are let loose and some lunatics actually run with them as they charge around the old city.
Here we are on the balcony that Vicky arranged for us to watch from. (It's much safer up there and so far no bull has ever been known to get onto a balcony). Just opposite is the hotel where Hemingway stayed when he was watching the bulls run.
Plus a drawing I did of a church on the Camino de Sandiago.


Jacques Rapetti sells left-leaning literature outside the Tourist Office in Mezin every Sunday morning.
You can see from his T shirt what political party he supports.


Cary and his wife Becky, and their daughters Taylor and Tess, have been to Mezin nine or ten times (we've actually lost count).
This almost makes them Mezinaise. This is a portrait of Cary. Hope he likes it.

Sunday 3 July 2011


This is Andrew busy with his painting based on a series of wonderfully graphic pics of crumbling walls and exteriors he took in Mexico. As you can see he's totally engrossed in his wall.
Not a bad effort for a first acrylic.
What do you think?