I had fun with this sketch book! As you can see from the photo below, I did a sketch of the grounds at Haut Baran. I intend to fill it up with small scenes in and around the country estate. I was so impressed with it all, that I would like to devote this book just for that. They are light, and decorative motifs with a little french flair. It felt good to loosen up a bit from my usually tight, finished watercolors. It is summer after all!
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
I know it has been awhile since I posted something of significance on my blog! You probably wondered what happened to me. Well a lot happened. I was out of the country and traveled to France. There for 10 days, I signed up for a watercolor workshop with fellow watercolor artist, Judy Morris. As you can see, we were at a beautiful location in the southwest region of France.
All I can say is that it was a wonderful, inspiring experience with the company of one of the most accomplished contemporary watercolor artist of our era. We gathered ideas, reference photos, and shared techniques. I observed Judy teaching her workshops and it was marvelous.
We traveled to local villages and saw much history in the region. We saw outdoor markets and went to a brocante, (french flea market). Here is a sample of some of my sketches and watercolor studies from the trip.
The following are photos of our studio.
Hope you can enjoy these shots as much as I loved taking them and being there. This was an experience of a lifetime. Now on to doing some serious artwork.