Le Mouguet

 

Saturday 29. 05. 17 Monday is May Day here. The French tradition of giving lily-of-the-valley flowers is supposed to have begun on May 1st, 1561, when King Charles IX of France was presented with a bunch  as a token of luck and prosperity for the coming year. .

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New bedroom drawing

Monday 24. 04. 17 Did a new chalk drawing for my bedroom today.

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Spring

 

 

Sunday 23. 04. 17 Had a ride around the lake. Lots of sweet smelling broom with poppies just starting to appear. The whole house now smells of broom

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First round

 

Saturday 22. 04. 17 We are all holding our breath!

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Oil sticks

Friday 21. 04. 17 Finished this big landscape today 100 x 80 cm which I did with oil pastels on paper. I think I will try some oil pastels for some en plein air landscapes perhaps next week.

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Easter

Sunday 16. 04. 17 The church here was crowded this morning. The eggs were very tasty!

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Autoportraits

Wednesday 12. 04. 17 I have started on a new series of autobiographical self-portraits. None are finished yet and I hope to incorporate words as well in them. They are all quite small 8 x 10s and start when I was 3 years old helping my Dad repair his bicycle.

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Plein air

Saturday 08. 04.17 It was a beautiful day today that I decided to go to the beach at Meze. Once there I thought that I would try and do a sketch using my iPad – not a good idea! I could barely see the image on the screen due to all the reflections. I managed the above but couldn’t add any colour because I couldn’t see the palette. I think I may have to rethink my idea of plein air painting with the iPad.

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Remembrance Day and Trees

Friday 07. 04. 17 Still working on this one but have finally finished Remembrance Day 2017.

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More trees

Monday 03. 04. 17 Continued working on this one.

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