A Sharp Dresser ….#4 in the series Kitchen Art

The Kitchen Art series is growing apace with plenty of different sizes and prices for limited edition giclée prints on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag art paper. No.4 in the series, “Sharp Dresser”, was inspired by the wonderful table knife that I found at Emmaus, a charity outlet which has a branch in every town in France, and which has such slick and dapper lines that when I lent it against a simple tranche of goat cheese it immediately took on the look of a 30’s slicker in a brown Derby.
Have a look at the Kitchen Art series on The French Print House and, while you’re there, check out some of the other stuff.

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Kitchen Art #3 from the French Print House

An irresistible play on words that was not resisted. It would seem so, but there is some small piece of reasoning behind the word play. The etymology of the word onion reveals the Latin noun “unio, unionis” as a possible derivation and the Latin noun “unio” translates into English as “a single large pearl”. With that in mind, together with the blue of the string and strands of “hair”, I was drawn inexorably to choose “The Pearl with an Onion Earring” as the title of this, the third in my new series of Kitchen Art giclée prints.

All the details and prices can be found at The French Print House.

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Kitchen series …No.2….Broken Home

Nature’s own food packaging fascinates and, deservedly, will feature on more than one occasion in my new series of limited edition giclée prints for The French Print House. “Broken Home” is the second in the series and I am busily working on a third image.

“Broken Home” is printed on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Fine Art paper and is available in 4 sizes ranging from 3ft x 2ft to 20ins x 16ins with prices from £120 to £40 ( without VAT).

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Kitchen art … a new series from The French Print House


This portrait of a frost rimed cabbage is the first in a series of prints that I will be producing and which will be available as a limited edition, signed giclée print from The French Print House. The series will be specifically aimed at food lovers in the hope that the prints will be ideal wall art for your kitchens and offices. Print sizes range from 26″x 35″ to 16″x 20″ (with 2 intermediate sizes between) and are priced from £125 to £40 (without vat). Shipping is FREE Worldwide.

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Photography Workshop in France….may 09-12

Check out this wonderful workshop on http://www.biginfrance.co.uk…..when you enter the site, wait for a green panel to appear from the top and click on Photography Courses.

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The French Print House


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..things that are and things to come…

Grey skies and flat light during yesterday’s stroll, around our tiny hamlet of La Moussière, signally failed to obscure the magic that was hidden under a thin veneer of dullness. Looking for pictures is my foraging. The locations of the rarest of fungi are illuminated with blazing lights when compared to the inscrutability of beauty when she decides to dissemble. In May this year I shall be running a photography workshop, here in France, which will focus on ways of finding and photographing these hidden treasures with Big in France – http://www.biginfrance.co.uk …. when the site opens wait for a green panel to appear and click on Photography Courses.
Having hopefully whetted your appetite for things to come I shall touch on things that are which include this beautiful picture of calves with their mothers which will be on sale in The French Print House later on today. To those of you who are pondering as to whether to come to my workshop in France I shall be offering a FREE print to each of the first 4 people who book a place. Looking forward to seeing you here in France.

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the good in greyness….

There’s nothing like a grey January morning for sucking the joy from the marrow whilst making one a mirror image of  it. A memory comes to mind of a curvy grey zinc bar laden with well made Martinis and a conversation with an erudite Australian photographer friend in which I’m quizzed on the meaning of the word “enervation” which I mistakenly believe to signify excitement. This dull drained morning defines that word with meticulous precision. I need light; we need light. In my case the need is not great enough to go to an airport. A walk down the lane reveals grey to be good.

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Thinking of Spring in France….

The moment the sun comes out, after the Christmas break, my mind is filled with images of Spring which include eating and drinking delicious food and wine outside in the sun and not wearing socks, big pullovers and a woolly hat. With that in mind you might be interested to have a look at my next workshop, in May, on http://www.biginfrance.co.uk…when you get to the site wait for a green panel to come down and click on Photography Courses.

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Curtain twitching……

Print available from https://the-french-print-house.myshopify.com

Rideau

The advent of 2019 demands greater optimism than any previous year in my lifetime yet optimistic I am. The winter sun is shining through the rideaux, those thin cotton curtains that bring a genteel privacy to each dwelling in la France profonde. The fact that there is little chance of anyone passing the window, let alone looking in through it, is irrelevant. They serve as a tiny barrier between the two worlds of inside and outside; as though the  house was garbed in a domestic burqua. Those on the inside can clearly see out whilst remaining unseen themselves. The soft focus vision of a farmer standing calmly having a piss directly in front of one’s window is not unusual; the opaque face of the burqua clad windows offer no suggestion of an offended face looking outwards and, if there is a face looking outwards, that face will only be offended if it’s attached to someone who has not lived here long. All of nature’s private functions are on show here, from the creation of life to the bitter end of it and all stations in between. This is a place where I am happy to face 2019 and from where I wish you all a happy and peaceful new year.

The picture “Rideau” will be available, 02 January 2019, as a signed giclée print on Hahnemuhle paper, from the French Print House – https://the-french-print-house.myshopify.com

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