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Monday, November 30, 2009

Goodbye to France





Sadly, the trip to France is coming to an end. "Au Depart" was done in ink and watercolors at the train station in Avignon. We had to return our rental car by 10am and our train wasn't leaving until 12:30. That gave me a bit of time to capture a few travelers passing through. It is hard to decide on who to start sketching, because they often leave before I'm done. It has taught me to sketch much faster than I used to sketch, and to watch for someone who looks like they'll stay a while. "Looking Back at Provence" was actually painted in route back to Paris. I would look out the window and find a small section of the landscape or a feature to sketch, look up and do another small section, and then another until my page was full. Then I added the color. I did paint again in Paris before leaving, but those paintings were included in the Paris paintings posted previously. I enjoyed my painting trip through France, and I hope you enjoyed it too.

6 comments:

Lin said...

lIKE A WONDERFUL WARM AND BELOVED PATCHWORK QUILT ... AND TO SAY GOODBYE TO ALL THESE WONDERFUL PAINTINGS MAKES ME SAD ... BUT THANK YOU FOR SUCH A JOYOUS TRIP ALONG WITH YOU! BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL WORK!

Joan said...

Lin - Thank you so much for traveling with me. Your comments mean so much to me.

Ai said...

Joan, you did super marvelous job on the France trip. They all are charming, the people, castle (chateau), landscape, flowers... I hope one day we can have a dual painting journey together. I am looking forward to see your next painting trip.

"Sue N" said...

Joan,
I have enjoyed your trip through France, I haven't commented on it before, but have been watching your pics jealously :). What a wonderful trip and thank you for taking us with you.

Sue N

Katherine Tyrrell said...

It's been a great trip Joan - you got a lot more done than me - and I'm still posting mine! Chateaux coming up before Christmas hopefully!

Robyn said...

I think we've all been vicariously transported to France for a holiday through this wonderful collection of sketches, Joan. I am totally in awe of what you've achieved.

I have no idea how you manage to paint in a moving car - I couldn't even do it in the train, I discovered recently.

So, where are we off to next? ;)