It’s Been A Long Time….AND….
Hello everyone! I am now back and in the mix of things! We did indeed move to the French Riviera in the middle of last October and have been living in Vallauris (lies between Cannes and Antibes) in a lovely villa called La Corniche. We have now added “Caretakers” to our resumes and actually most of the time this has been a really enjoyable experience. We have begun French lessons with a lovely woman named Michelle that our good neighbor Maryse found for us. Neither one of us is very good in the language although Ole took it for one year in high school and I took it for several months with a tutor many years ago. However I have been able to get by with my now pretty proficient pidgin French and have been able to order GROUND PORK with the local Butcher!!! And gee whiz – I actually got it!!! I have now finished my first painting over here…a still life of Clementines in a bowl. I haven’t done many still lifes so it was an interesting project. Next on the list is to finish a painting of the village of Biot (known for their glass artists) and start something like Palm Trees???? For those of you who need to order cards or prints this will be somewhat difficult now as we had to shut down the Paypal account when we moved. If you do want a print or some cards, you’ll have to email me and I can work out the details with you at that point. I have a new email address – firstname.lastname@example.org so please feel free to let me know what you would like from that address. I will still however keep my website open and be adding more images as I finish paintings. For those of you who are new to my site, I thank for visiting and for everyone else…as they say in French – Bon Journee! (Good Day)