Santa Maria

Tuesday 17. 07. 18 Rode to the beach in Mèze this morning but it was quite windy so continued on to Séte where this replica of the Santa Maria is moored for a few days. I am always surprised at how small these ships were.

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Ruskin

Tuesday 10. 07. 18 I have been reading John Ruskin’s The Elements of Drawing and keep meaning to do some plein air sketches but I get distracted by the sunshine and warm water as at Mèze today.

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Musée de Lodève

 

Sunday 08. 07. 18 Rode over to the new renovated museum this morning. It is a lot bigger and they have done a great job on the renos but I still find it an odd mix with the Paul Dardé sculptures and the archeological exhibits. Did this little watercolour in the afternoon.

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Watercolour

Saturday 07. 07. 18 Was clearing up the studio and noticed that I hadn’t done any small  watercolours for a while.

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Summer is here

 

Monday 25. 06. 18 And the living is easy. Finally made it to Trois Digues today for the first time this year. Wonderful, the sea was refreshing but not cold.

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Father’s Day

Tuesday 19. 06. 18 This is from Daisy’s Facebook page. I couldn’t have wished for a better Father’s Day present.

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A nice idea, but…

Friday 15. 06. 18 Here is another one from our trip. This time it is a monoprint of the Dutch landscape overprinted on my journal plus our friends in acrylic. Unfortunately it didn’t work!

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Captain’s dinner

Wednesday 13. 06. 18 This is a sketch of our dinner on the last night aboard the Fluvius. The ‘Captain’s Dinner” was 5 courses instead of the usual 4 but it was rather disappointing. The one redeeming feature was free wine!

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New flowers

04. 06. 18 On my ride around the lake this afternoon I picked some thistles so decided to change the decor in my bedroom!

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Amsterdam to Bruges

Wednesday 30. 05. 18. Just back from a boat/bike tour with Julia from Amsterdam to Bruges. We rode about 50 km everyday and returned to the boat each night. The bike rides were with a guide and were mainly through the countryside although we did pass through Antwerp and Ghent. Each night we returned to the boat for dinner and to sleep. After the trip we spent the weekend in Bruges and then took the train back to Amsterdam from where Julia flew back to Toronto and I to France. The weather was good throughout the ride except for one morning when it rained. The Dutch style bikes were excellent and very comfortable. We even tried e bikes for a day.

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