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Pet portrait time lapse and art talk

Bonjour everybody!This is a lovely commission I have been asked to paint, Norman is this little dog very much loved by his owners Rachael and Alan, The pet portrait was for Rachael's birthday and she loved it, it is now hung above Norman's bed waiting to be framed!I used to have a dog when I was young and living in France, I know how you can g...
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Tasting new foods, an adventure for Giggle the goose!

Bonjour everybody!A question popped up several times these last few days asking what Giggle eat, he is eating chick crumbs at present, it is a formulated mix especially designed for chicks who don't have their biological mum to feed them so mum like me can take care of him! Chick crumbs are a mix of wheat, barley, soya, some fats and ...
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Giggle the goose, watch him grow up everyday!

Bonjour everybody!Giggle is here with me chirping happily as I am writing to you, I must be saying the word "Giggle" hundred times a day lately but I cannot help it! Giggle stole my heart, he is 3 days old today and he already has a fan club online.I cannot thank everyone enough for their kind comment about Giggle, he is so adorable and full of lif...
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Chicken commission and art talk.

Bonjour everybody!Chicken are the type of animals who are quirky, funny and full of personality in their way to move and interact with each other, so when I am asked paint them as a commission, I am over the moon!At the farm they are everywhere, where ever you look, you are going to see some "chicken mischief" going on. Them alone could entert...
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Giggle the goose, one day old and trying to stand up.

Bonjour everybody!I woke up with Giggle in my mind, went to see him and I love how he came waddling toward me this morning, he respond to my voice already and it is the cutest thing ever!Trying to stand up is still a skill Giggle need to master but he is getting there! Nature is amazing, only one day old and already so mobile and exited a...
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Welcome to the world Giggle, my little gosling.

Bonjour everybody!What a rainy morning we had! I woke up thinking this day will bring something good, even though that cold and humid weather can really get to you sometimes.Rush hour was very good and we made the most of it. I later decided to do a few videos of the farm and find myself with our rescue rabbits when Chris called me o...
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Lockdown, where would you go on holidays once Freedom is back?

Bonjour everybody!Today is Friday, in normal circumstances, we would all have that Friday feeling of freedom, weekend coming up, going out, catching up with friends. The feeling is a little dull these day, I don't know if it is the same with you but here at the farm we have to constantly remind ourselves what day it is! Even if we work everyda...
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Sunny morning and more live entertainment to come!

Bonjour everybody!You do know when the day is going to be a good day, that feeling that only good things can happen, I get it a lot here, walking down the sensory garden towards our office, meeting Coco and Eli, our rescue donkey and our geese having a rest after rush hour and breakfast. What can be better than this? Well, it can be a bit bett...
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Delivering lambs, welcome to the world!

Bonjour everybody!Did you see this! Two births happened! Two little lambs were born yesterday. I remember last year saying to Chris that I was really looking forward to it and hopefully being able to be present during a birth, well, my wish came true beyond my expectations!!It all happened after our Facebook Live, Chris and I usually go back to our...
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Morning routine and morning thoughts.

Bonjour everybody!What could be best as a routine to wake up to the sunrise, feeling the freshness of the morning slowly warming up, it's a nice dry cold this morning, you can still see the frost on our sheep's back and when you put your hand into their wool, it is all nice and warm.I like thinking that if there is one thing we are sure about is th...
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Reflecting on the day and these last few weeks!

Bonjour everybody!It's time to reflect, I do this when I am in the studio, today is Monday and it is a bank holiday here in England, I will be painting a commission, sorting out paper work and and catch up with a few things that were not a priority this easter.The priority was to make you have a good time, it was to entertain you, make you lau...
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Latte, our rescue rabbit is the star of Easter this year!

Bonjour everybody!It's Easter Sunday!The day little ones go for an egg hunt and will eat lots of chocolate! Aww!! We all need a bit of a treat and some fun these days so let's welcome Easter and make the best of it. Some of you may be stuck at home and maybe on your own, I feel for you if it is the case.Today we are blessed with an amazing tec...
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Easter time and rainbows!

Bonjour everybody!It is good Friday or "Goose Friday"like Cuthbert would say!This is a very unusual one this year as being with family is not going to happen for so many people all around the world. My best memories of Easter was when I was about 7 years old in France in a place called Cap Ferret. My grand mother had a nice little house with a...
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How long does it take me to paint ??

Bonjour everybody!I get asked regularly how long it takes me to paint a piece, I would say it takes me a life time 😁First of all, the ideas can take a long time to mature, thinking about the light, the colours, the composition and what process or method would be best to suit the subject.​The reason it takes a life time is because as an ar...
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When Cuthbert the goose inspire people to paint!

Bonjour everybody!When I opened my emails yesterday, I wasn't expecting such a lovely message, Michele who has been following us on Twitter wrote to me about the painting of Cuthbert the goose that she has done recently. She has been painting for a while and this is her first animals, Michele's message really warm my heart, mostly when she wro...
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We have a new baby!!

Bonjour everybody!This is the most amazing moment:This morning is beautiful, we can feel that the sunrise is going to be stunning, the moon is full and still showing in the sky and the frost give an atmosphere to the landscape that is so unique to this time of the year. Chris and I were just walking down the field to see and check that it...
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Midnight the sheep and primary colours.

Bonjour everybody!I have decided to do some video talking about art along with the farm animals as you might have seen either here or on my YouTube channel, I also do my best to explain how I work and how the medium that I use most of the time (Acrylic Inks) works for me. Here I am talking of the primary colours and how you can re-create any c...
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Ken the rooster is so exited about his portrait!

Bonjour everybody!A little art talk for today, I decided to dedicate this one to our most famous rooster at CaenhillCC countryside centre: Ken!If you follow CaenhillCC, you would have been woken up a few times by Ken! Ken crows because he has an internal clock that helps him anticipate sunrise (Even though Ken can crow all day long!) like all ...
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Farm rush hour from the barn!

Bonjour everybody!Filming the rush hour from the animals point of view is something that I love doing!They all know what is going to happen and they get so exited, these days I always have Tik and Rain our 2 kid goats and our 3 adopted lambs Bob, Rachel and Louise all over me requesting bottles of milk! Animals are most active in the morn...
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Daisy our rescue calf.

Bonjour everybody!If there is one of our rescue member that I fell in love with when they first arrived its Daisy the calf, Chris and Helie rescued her from the market where nobody wanted her, you can only imagine what would have happened to her.I don't know what it is about cows but I have the impression that they have this acute ability to p...
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