Do you find trouble rarely arrives alone😳?

Like this for example🤨:
My shower decided to shower upwards while the ceiling paint clearly upset by this and trying to set an good example, started to peel off and shower down.
I’m no plumber however even I know showers are more effective showering down.
Remove the head, let it dry, squeeze the calcium out of each rubber nozzle then soak the head in warm white vinegar for 5 hours.
Important, remember to reattach shower head before trying to take another shower).

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Trafalgar, Nelson, a return

Trafalgar, Nelson, research

Trafalgar, Nelson, two names and paintings that continue to resound in naval history.

Cape Trafalgar, with collegues Michele Huve, Nichole Poullaouec.

Painting preparations for a new commission 81 x 51 cm 20” x 32” for the best historian on Utube, Drachinifel, of ‘Victory Breaking the Line’ , the most famous moment during the battle of Trafalgar.

Sharing with you the excitement of researching what really happened at Trafalgar, with Nelson and HMS Victory, breaking the line.

Trafalgar, Nelson, research
Trafalgar, Nelson, research a table and box of documents

The most famous moment in the long history of HMS Victory’s launched May 7, 1765.

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Sunrise, Vilaine

Sunrise through vapours, first day of spring, river and marshes of the Vilaine, here you can followed the development of this painting,

“ Lever de soleil à travers les vapeurs, le premier jour du printemps, la rivière  et marais du Vilaine.”
Vilaine Sunrise
Sunrise through vapours, river Vilaine

81 x 51 cm (32″ x 20″), oils, this #painting  available for sale, 1,200 £.

This image follows on my posts of 14th, 18th and 19th of March which allowed you to follow the development and techniques employed to create this sort of painting while I demonstrated ‘wet on wet’ painting techniques 🎨:
Sunrise, Vilaine, the final development, the completed painting ‘Vilaine Sunrise’.
“La rivière Vilaine, lever de soleil à travers les vapeurs, le premier jour du printemps.”

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Delightful visitors here all day Sunday !

Unfortunately my Oppo (Chinese made I discovered to late) phone is refusing to share the photos I took so only one is posted here to share with you.
French family I’ve known for quite a while visited for the day.
We met when we all lived in the Tarn !
A delightful day passed with Alex & Manu, their two children Neils and Abie, and their young Border Collie Heidi.

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Vilaine paintings

Painting ‘wet on wet’, how do you do that?

Vilaine paintings
Vilaine Sunrise unfinished, 17.03.22

81 x 51 cm (32″ x 20″), oils, available for sale.

Following on my posts of 14 March & 16th, here is the next ‘stage’ in the development of this painting.
Wet on wet, a technique full of little surprises, best suited to oil painting is fun as one is never in complete control.

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Copyright licence

Trafalgar Dispatch

Copyright licence “I Have Urgent Dispatches”, confirmed today, a limited copyright licence for my famous painting “I Have Urgent Dispatches”. Good news is always welcome is it not? As of today, I’ve confirmed a limited copyright licence for my famous painting “I Have Urgent Dispatches” for use by The Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London, … Read more

Admiral’s Cup Yachts

Gordon Frickers signature , paintings ©.

Admiral’s Cup Yachts, a spirited painting, racing at it’s most fun, close, tense, both yachts making best speed.

Admiral’s Cup Yachts

40.5 x 61 cm (16″ x 24″) Available, 950 £

One of a series of paintings on my website.

This painting is from Admiral’s Cup observations and sketches I made literally made on the heaving spray soaked fore deck of an official press boat.

A dangerous task which I still think was worth the risk.

I still have those remarkable Admiral’s Cup sketches.

To discover more or buy this painting see ‘Admiral’s Cup Yachtson my website.

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Ukraine authorities say seized Russian tanks don’t need to be declared on tax form.

(Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP)
Great sense of humour from the #Ukraine government during this crisis; but then their #President is Jewish so it’s to be expected.🙂
💥“Have you captured a Russian tank or armoured personnel carrier 👍and are worried about how to declare it😑? Keep calm and continue to defend the motherland!” Ukraine’s National Agency for the Protection against Corruption (NAPC) said, according to the Ukraine arm of the Interfax news service”🙂.

Which reminds me

I need to change my car.
Given how many French people drive, a tank, if the price is right, could be a good idea !

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