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March postcard to Katherine

Deciding what to do for my second postcard which was to be sent to Katherine, was relatively easy. She had already visited “la Touraine”, ate dinner here at my home and saw the Loire in all is glory. So it would be the Loire. Easier said than done. The Loire stretches wide and far.

I finally decided on the Montlouis sur Loire bridge which makes for an impressive scene , crossing the Loire.

…Montlouis bridge across the Loire..

Pencil and watercolor on watercolor paper.

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I wanted  to use a brown paper envelope for the postcard and wanted to draw an extract of the postcard on the envelope which brought me to this: Part of the same bridge of my postcard, with touches of white…too much.

..envelope 1: pen and gouche on brown paper envelope..

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Not being satisfied with either the exaggerated slant, nor the drawing, I grabbed another envelope and kept things more simple…in gouche: a hint of the Loire wih the “muettes” hovering over their nests on the islands in the Loire. A typical spring scene. Happy with the result, off it went to the UK!

..envolope 2: pen and gouche on brown paper envelope..

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All our postcards are to be found on A postcard from my walk

5 responses

  1. Great to see these bigger and in more detail, so wonderfully loose and free. The second envelope is a postal tour de force!!

    March 25, 2011 at 7:06 am

  2. The internet seems to have swallowed my previous comment. Katherine was so lucky to get two lovely pieces from you!!! I love the bridge and the sketch on the envelope is great…you really captured the area. Lovely jot!!

    March 26, 2011 at 4:10 pm

  3. Oooh! Aahhh! I love them all! Each one more than the one before. I am too far away from Sea Gulls! Sorry to be such a stranger. I’ve been all in my own little world of late.

    March 28, 2011 at 2:55 am

  4. Beautiful! I had already noticed and commented upon your card and enveloppe on the postcard blog, but I must repeat ihere: great job!!! Your birds seem to be flying merrily! Stunning!

    April 3, 2011 at 3:23 pm

  5. Bill Sharp

    These are both really lovely sketches.

    April 7, 2011 at 4:55 pm

Tthank you for your visit and comment, II appreciate it!

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