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travel sketchbooks

Paintings from Provence

My week in Provence ended far too soon and it went by far too quick. I managed to do a few, not nearly as much as I planned, because typically Ronell, I forgot half of my art stuff at home. I left my very important oil canvases, boards and large watercolor pads by the door to pack them last and that’s where they still were while I as in Provence. Finding an art store proved to be harder than imagined  and so I ended up borrowing two canvas papers from Katherine…can one borrow a paper/canvas…?

To start off with: all of the following are sketches done around Les Couguieux, where we stayed.

…the blue shutters of les couguieux…

watercolor and pen on watercolor paper

…hameau des couguieux

pen and wash on watercolor paper

…the terrace at les couguieux…

pen and wash on watercolor paper

…still life with cups and lemon…

pen and wash on watercolor paper

To follow: landscapes in watercolor and gouache

 


In a sketching phase.

I am in a sketching phase. And especially scenes, not things or objects. Scenes like buildings and architecture, streets, les places, small shops. I don’t think I’m particularly good at these type of “scenes”, but I’m having fun!   I sometimes feel I will never be a proper artist. I  feel too much  like a changeling for I have too many phases. Maybe it is the winter.  Or the atmosphere in the streets, the lights coming from buildings, the reflection of streetlamps…how can I work alone in my atelier when there is the smell of coffee and hot chocolate in the bars, the intimate talks around candles, the festivity of people with shopping bags in the streets, the  creeping deeper into your woolen hat and coat…

Some last sketches from Paris: The first from le jardin du luxembourg with its hordes of trees and chairs.

…trees in jardin du luxembourg…

…a corner of st Sulpice and a sentier off rue des archives

la fontaine de st. sulpice

All sketches done in pen/pencil and watercolour in sketchbook (15.3x25cm)


Carnets de voyage

I am a collector of Carnets de voyage (travel sketchbooks).  They are scattered throughout my home, atelier and Coin Perdu in Correze and I enjoy them all over and over again! The problem is that I can get so caught up in them that I stay there and revel in their beauty and travels and strokes and stories and not get onto my own page. Here are a few of my favourites…

At the bottom you can find a list of links to some of the artists.

…carnets de voyage…

sketchbooks

Patrice Hyver, Denis clavreul

…rochefort – denis clavreul…

Rochefort - Denis clavreul

…iles de bretagne – Patrick Camus

Iles de Bretagne - hilde Cayeux, Patrick Camus

…patrick camus…

Patrick camus

…onze peintre de la marine ..

onze peintres de noirmoutier

…ronan olier…

Ronan Olier

…le mexique – didier lisetti…

Le Mexique -Didier Lisetti

…didier lisetti…

Didier Lisetti

…aveyron – alain marc…

Aveyron - Alain Marc

…alain marc…

Alain Marc

…le jardin de l’ile de Batz – denis clavreul…

Le jardin de l'ile de Batz - Denis clavreul

…denis clavreul…

Denis clavreul

…eban…

Eban

…mali secret – stefano faravelli…

Mali secret - stefano faravelli

…stefano faravelli…

Stefano Faravelli 1

…balades a montrichard – yves de st. jean…

Balades a Montrichard - Yves de St Jean

…yves de st. jean…

Yves de St Jean

Available at Edition Equinoxe.