Monthly Archives: April 2016

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Plates in the copper sulphate bath

Etching course in Lauzerte, in a beautiful building at the top of the hill of this hilltop town, put at the disposal of a group of artists ((Adpic) by the mayor, M Jean-Claude Giordana, himself an artist, but where would you find this in Britain? So this is where our exhibition is – ‘our’ being four print artists, Dominique Medard, Marjon Mudde, Ros Marchant and me, plus the Dove mini prints. And, as I explained in my last post, we had turned a couple of side rooms into a ‘pop up’ studio for the 2 day course. Enter the students: 6 very keen people with quite a bit of artistic experience between them (but all new to aluminium etching), and voila, we had a fabulous time. Here are some pictures (the etchings are all 10 x 10 cms)

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Sitting round the table

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Liz examines her print

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The etching baths – outside

Etching by Vanessa Godfrey

Etching by Vanessa Godfrey

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Etching by Marie-Claude Laborie

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Etching by Jean-Francois Delorme

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Etching by Marjolaine Favreau

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Etching by Catherine Vielcanet


Etching by Liz Halls-Moore

Lunch in the gallery

Taking a break in my gallery

Many thanks to Ros Marchant for facilitating the course and being my ‘Jolie Assistante”, and to Marjon Mudde, the co-ordinator of ‘Accomplissements’, for being so welcoming, and also for taking some of these photos. I’ve had a fabulous time here, and it isn’t over yet!  I’ve moved into the pop-up studio….here’s yesterday’s etching:

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Etching by Bronwen Bradshaw

and lastly, I can’t resist showing you the Saturday market (today) that reminded me of all that’s best about France:

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Saturday Market, Lauzerte

Lauzerte 2Arrived in Lauzerte on Sunday evening after 12 hours on fast trains. No photos like the last journey: the first train (Munich – Paris) was too fast, and the second (Munich – Cahors) had filthy windows. So enough of train journeys: now I’m in this lovely little town, staying chez Ros and Chris, hanging my / our exhibition (yesterday – more on that later) , and today, creating the pop up studio that I will be teaching etching in for the next two days. Here it is, awaiting arrivals.


And here is the view, going back down the hill home.

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Venice to Munich for web

Venice to Munich: one of the great European train trips. 6 or 7 hours of mountains; up to the Brenner pass and down to Innsbruck,  along the Inntal to Rosenheim and then Munich. All for £50 or so. Do it if you can, and pray for weather like I had on Monday. I took so many photos I’m not quite sure what to do with them, but this mosaic is a start.They read from left to right, like a book, and are consecutive.



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