Friday, June 27, 2008


From fifteen degrees to thirty six in twenty four hours.


The last of the blues...


The first garden salads....


And peppers, beautiful peppers still up for auction

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy 900th Birthday Julian!


Today Julian will post his 900th daily painting! There is an awesome new link on which you can see his entire opus here. What a guy! Here he is in a grump trying to see some snaps taken in the Tuscan hills. Little did he know a delectable lunch was minutes away.

Meanwhile, I know I'm not blogging much but,'s still really pissy weather and, more importantly, there are exciting plans afoot. Firstly, we have finally committed to the idea of making the hayloft into a gallery from which I will sell prints to passing Dutch cyclists and write a gallery blog. Secondly, in anticipation of the thousandth painting which should be in October or November, not long before Julian's 50th birthday, we are in the embryonic stage of making two books of the Postcards. One will be really posh - leather bound in Avignon, possibly a box set of the four seasons, on cotton rag archival paper and a limited edition. The second will, if we find an agent or publisher, hopefully not be self-published on Lulu. I am redesigning and translating my website into French with the hope of building more home based teaching and workshop stuff, and on it I will have a more musically oriented blog. One day I may even may even finish my own book!


Wednesday, June 11, 2008



There are still storms in the Vaucluse. The cherries are out but our roadside seller is staying home, probably with a good hearty stew in front of the fire.

Friday, June 06, 2008


And there was dancing at the trulli....

trulli party