Sketching in Bordeaux Sept. 26-Oct. 7, 2019

It was such a lovely, busy and delicious trip and here are my sketches, unedited. There is never enough time to finish a painting because it is always a rush but the important thing is to get a flavor/glimpse/hint of a few things along the way. The important thing is to create a memory. Click to see full images.

Winter Tangles

This painting painted itself. I’ve not lived in snow for many years but the memories certainly rush back, all those walks in the woods up Totten Hollow in Bradford, PA!

After Monet’s Les Peupliers, Automne

After Monet’s Les Peupliers, Automne, 16 x 20″ acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas

Botanical Mystery

Botanical Mystery, 30 x 22″ transparent watercolor collage on 100% cotton rag paper

*On view through November, 2017 at the Watercolor Art Society-Houston, 1604 West Alabama, Houston, TX  77493.  www.watercolorhouston.org

Poppies at the Lake

Poppies at the Lake, 14 x 11″ transparent watercolor on paper

Chagall House St. Paul de Vence

(correction! This was Marc Chagall’s home!) Imagine our surprise in October to learn the house next door to our beautiful hotel was once a residence of Marc Chagall.  Inside, Giacommetti painted a mural for him which, we were told, remains.

Chagall House St Paul de Vence, 11 x 14″ plein air watercolor sketch on paper

Gilded Forest

 

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Gilded Forest 1, 2, 3 and 4. 10 x 8″ watercolor and gold leaf on rough paper. SOLD

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