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pinkrybns
09-05-2006, 03:30 PM
Sorry, I never know what to title threads... :rolleyes: Please excuse the quality of these, I digi photoed them and my hand wasn't as steady as it could have been.. someone I love dearly is hogging the scanner this week. :rolleyes: :D

Anyway, Jamie.... I did a plein air piece!! :smug: :D

One of the garage doors of the house we stayed in was so purple and the walls were sort of a tan-yellowish and the sun was so hot the day I painted this... I'm not sure why it fascinated me so, but it did...
"Purple door in Chenevieres, France"
7.5"h x 4.5w
Talens Gouache
Large Moleskine watercolor sketchbook
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Sep-2006/22382-The_purple_garage_door_in_Cheneviere.jpg


Ok, since I'm such a reluctant en plein airist... I normally bring things inside... so I picked the apples (from the ground) and the strange pod like things (don't know what they are) in the orchard across from the house where we stayed . I know, I should have painted the orchard, but I didn't. :o
I'm not that fond of this one, but I had some learning experiences with the gouache on this paper (i.e. I'm not too keen on this paper).
"Jean-Paul's Apples - Chenevieres, France"
5"h x 7w"
Talens Gouache
Fabriano Artistico, wc paper, coldpressed, fine grain
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Sep-2006/22382-Apples_from_orchard_of_Jean-Paul__Cheneviere_France.jpg


Some page spreads from my large, regular Moleskine sketchbook of the pears the owners of the house gave us when we arrived, other fruits I picked from the grounds around the house and from an abandoned, falling down, ancient, garden in the village of Anglure. The last one is a bouquet of flowers I picked from a huge field by the apple orchard nearby the house.

"Crabapples, "Sliced Pears and the Arrival Gift - Chenevieres, France
approx 8.5" x 11"
Talen gouache with Micron ink pen
Large Moleskine regular sketchbook
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Sep-2006/22382-Crabapples,_pear_and_bowl_of_pears_-_Chenevieres.jpg

"Fruit in France"
approx. 8.5" x 11"
Talens gouache with Micron ink pen
Large Moleskine regular sketchbook
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Sep-2006/22382-Molekine_pages_-_Fruit_-_Chenevieres_France.jpg

"Jean-Paul's Flowers - from the field in Chenevieres, France"
approx whatever half of 8.5"x 11" is... :p
Talens gouache with Micron ink pen
Large Moleskine regular sketchbook (page buckling makes for an interesting photo, don't you think?)
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Sep-2006/22382-Jean-Pauls_flowers_Chenevieres_France.jpg

C & C, most welcome!!!

:wave:

Weezy
09-05-2006, 05:23 PM
Hey Judy! Hi there! Long time, no type!

I loved looking at your note/sketch book. What a treat! So are you using gouache exclusively, or in concert with CPs, and other things?:wave:

pinkrybns
09-05-2006, 05:50 PM
Hey Judy! Hi there! Long time, no type!

I loved looking at your note/sketch book. What a treat! So are you using gouache exclusively, or in concert with CPs, and other things?:wave:
Hey Weezy! :) :wave: thanks for looking!!

I haven't really seriously picked up a CP since this past Feb (my mom's passing seems to have influenced that ... I guess). I have bought plenty though for the "day" I return to them ... you know how that goes, see a deal have to have it! :lol: I do still sketch with them from time to time.

So, I've been investigating gouache work since then. I like it very much. Love the immediacy of paint, the *new* challenges, etc. Don't think I'll incorporate CP's with it though, but I do like to use ink pens with it.

You going to show us some casein work sometime??? I am so interested in all 3 mediums in this forum.

JamieWG
09-05-2006, 09:38 PM
OMG, Judy, you and gouache were absolutely made for each other! These are all stunning. I especially love the door and brick, and the exquisite bouquet.

Jamie

Richard Saylor
09-05-2006, 11:12 PM
Delightfully fresh and colorful. Professional quality work.

Richard

idcrisis55
09-06-2006, 05:41 AM
I thoroughly enjoyed your plein air work and the sketches. Beautifully painted all of them.

Ann

JanB
09-06-2006, 07:16 AM
BRAVO !:clap: Judy these are lovely, the pears and the plein air are my fav's. Sounds like a delightful trip thanks for sharing these!!

pinkrybns
09-06-2006, 09:37 AM
Thank you Jamie, Richard, Ann & Jan :)

Richard,
I just personally don't think the apples piece on the Fabriano looks so professional (actually, another few words come to mind! :D ), but I'm sticking with gouache for a long while. I really love it. Love how it handles.

Jamie, Ann & Jan,
I did get some more sketching done en plein aire, but never got a chance to do much painting, so just pencil and ink pen. I'm posting the sketches now over in AFL forum.

I can't wait for my next week in France. So much to do and see and sketch. :)

Weezy
09-06-2006, 11:19 AM
We want pictures! Fall pictures of France how cool would that be????? How about a vinyard at sunset????? Nothing like a photo shopping list, is there? I so envy you the trip.

When are you headed out this way?

pinkrybns
09-06-2006, 02:06 PM
We want pictures! Fall pictures of France how cool would that be????? How about a vinyard at sunset????? Nothing like a photo shopping list, is there? I so envy you the trip.

When are you headed out this way?Geez Louise! LOL A request list! Oh wow, I have no idea when I may be out your way.. can you drive to California from Holland? lol Not so keen on flying these days. I would truly love to though, as I've never been any further west than Dallas or Ann Arbor (whichever is furthest west! LOL). I'm sure the Dutchman would love it too...more trips to plan...

OK some pics of this part of the trip, per your request Weezy and Meisie's and Jamie's and Jan's and if anyone gets bored now, please don't tell the Kermits!

The apple orchard right across the road from the house that I did not paint ... with me in it. I was playing in princess heaven! lol
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Sep-2006/22382-me_in_the_apple_grove_Medium.JPG

Side view of house we rented.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Sep-2006/22382-side_view_of_house_Medium.JPG

Front porch at night
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Sep-2006/22382-front_entrance_at_night_Medium.JPG

Looking down the road in front of the house
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Sep-2006/22382-view_down_the_road_to_the_house_Medium.JPG

Church of St. Quentin le Verger (not in use) at the top of the first road leading to the house in Chenevieres. The parents and grandparents of the owners of the house are buried here. Sadly, the church is closed because people were stealing the treasures from it and selling them to tourists in Paris.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Sep-2006/22382-Church_at_St._Quentin_le_Verger_Medium.JPG

Anglure - this is an old grain mill & depot, broken down - the body of water is the Seine. I didn't have time to draw this on site. So much of France is falling apart, but it's also so lovely.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Sep-2006/22382-Anglure-Vervallen_huis_over_de_Seine_1_Small.JPG

Views of the town of Hautvillers (where Dom Perignon discovered how to make champagne circa1700) - just above Epernay. Mot & Chandon owns most of the land and vines in the area of Epernay and the lower region. Hautvillers is just above Epernay... it was gorgeous, much nicer than Epernay self.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Sep-2006/22382-Hautvillers-Zicht_op_Epernay_met_uithangbord_2_Small.JPG

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Sep-2006/22382-Hautvillers-Zicht_op_Epernay_2_Small.JPG

Butttttt, we did visit the cellars of Mot & Chandon in Epernay - had a sample tasting, but didn't buy any - way too expensive for "moi". Of course, I did beg for a bottle that was priced at 2,000 euros, but no one heard me :-(
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Sep-2006/22382-Moet_Chandon_cellars_Epernay.JPG

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Sep-2006/22382-Champers_at_Moet_Chandon.JPG

Cute guide *hee hee* - Oh what a difficult accent, although his english was perfect. The woman in the pic was from NZ, she asked a ton of questions and stumped him a couple of times...heh heh
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Sep-2006/22382-Guide_and_woman_from_NZ.JPG

Yummm... tasting was fun.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Sep-2006/22382-Chmps_tasting_at_Moet-Chandon.JPG

A happy Dutchman I know...
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Sep-2006/22382-Epernay-Auke_proeft_van_champagne_Moet_et_Chandon_Small.JPG

Some more grapes (these are Pinot Noir to be exact) from Epernay/Hautvillers
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Sep-2006/22382-Hautvillers-Champagnewijngaarden_met_druiven_3_Small.JPG

And last, but not least... we like to keep our Kermit clean, well he insists on it really!
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Sep-2006/22382-big_kermit_takes_a_bath_Medium.JPG

Virtual tours are fun.

Sonia
09-06-2006, 03:15 PM
I just adore peeking into other artists' sketchbooks - these are delightful.

Weezy
09-06-2006, 03:56 PM
Oh Judy! To be a label on your suitcase!!!! How fun that trip looked. Sure hope hubby enjoyed too! Looked like he enjoyed the wine. Did you do any sketching while you were there?

pinkrybns
09-06-2006, 04:17 PM
Oh Judy! To be a label on your suitcase!!!! How fun that trip looked. Sure hope hubby enjoyed too! Looked like he enjoyed the wine. Did you do any sketching while you were there?Louise, :) :)

Hubby and I are just sitting here biding our time until Saturday when we're off again...this time to the Somme region, border of Nord Pas de Calais and Picardy. Only about a 4.5 hour drive from Utrecht to there. I don't think there'll be so many vineyards, but there is the coast with it's massive cliffs and we plan a trip down to Rouen and one over to Amiens...cathedrals, must see all of them, just must. Amiens will have a colored light display at night for how the cathedral used to look during the middle ages when all those sculptures on the outside were polychromed... can't wait to see that!

I did get some sketches done this last time, but not in Epernay/Hautvillers.
See this thread for what I managed to do:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=369386

Just a lot to take in, oh and then there is that thing called FRENCH CUISINE!! :D

Meisie
09-07-2006, 05:15 PM
Judy, the garage door is wonderful...the sketchbook pages STUNNING! the pictures gorgeous.......and what is a green frog without water? :p

Hope to see moremoremore after next week :D

Some people just never know when to stop begging :rolleyes:

Meisie