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pinkrybns
09-21-2006, 10:30 AM
Just got home last night... want to go right back!!! :crying: Managed to complete two small gouache paintings..the rest of the work I did was just in my Moleskine sketchbook.

Stayed in the Somme/Picardie area, but went to the Normandy coast and the city of Rouen.

My plein aires ...

"Broken Roofline Mons-Boubert, France" (Somme)
Talens Gouache on Fabriano Artistico watercolor paper - coldpressed - 300gm
(edited, no ink in this one...)
7" x 5" ( yeah, small but gouache dries very fast outside or inside even! lol)
This was(is) the lovely view on one side of the house... did this en plein air.
Don't know what the red berries were, but since the birds weren't eating them, neither did I!
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Sep-2006/22382-Somme_Mons-Boubert_broken-roof_WEB.jpg

"Kites at the beach in Dieppe, France" (Normandy coast)
Talens Gouache & Ink on Fabriano Artistico watercolor paper - coldpressed - 300gm
(edited, it's this one with ink! ..you'd think I would know, eh? lol)
5" x 7"
Sat on a sea-wall and did this...
not too thrilled about this one (like my sketches better), but thrilled that I even attempted it!
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Sep-2006/22382-Normandy_Dieppe_Cerfs-Volant_WEB.jpg

And now, from the large Moleskine sketchbook - all gouache and ink work - all done from life.

Kites at Dieppe -
There was an international kite festival going on, we just happened upon it the day we went.
"Red Devil Over Dieppe - cerfs volant"
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Sep-2006/22382-Cerfs-Volant_Dieppe_-Red-de.jpg

"Big, big fish - cerfs volant"
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Sep-2006/22382-Cerfs-Volant_Dieppe_Big-big.jpg

Me on the sea-wall sketching & painting.
Had a momentary sense of fearlessness and just did it! :lol:
Sketched/painted for about an hour & half.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Sep-2006/22382-Me_painting_in_Dieppe.jpg

Sketches from the house surroundings where we stayed in the Somme - village of Mons-Boubert. The house (built around 1845) was private with a large endclosed parking & garden, huge gate..could have stayed here forever. It has a big side garden, huge front garden and these interesting partly falling down buildings.

Out buildings - sat on the front steps of the house to do this...so I guess a "plein air" sketch... heh heh
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Sep-2006/22382-Somme-Mons-Boubert-out-buildings.jpg

Things around the house on the kitchen table - sketched & painted every morning while waking up...
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Sep-2006/22382-WEB_things-on-table-Mons-Boubert.jpg

Locally brewed Picardie beer... uhmm, a yummy honey taste.
"Bernache"
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Sep-2006/22382-Bernache_Picardie-beer_WEB.jpg

Beachstones that I brought back from Cayeaux sur Mer (Somme coast).
The table in the formal dining room (which we never used, btw), had this pink table cloth...odd bg, but I liked it- of course, I pumped up the pink some...lol
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Sep-2006/22382-WEB_Cayeaux-sur-Mer-beachstones.jpg

And a sort of silly thing that I did... a collage helped by the lady in Rouen who sold me the earrings. I later painted when we got back to Mons-Boubert.
She gave me a French lesson too... really lovely person. :)
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Sep-2006/22382-WEB-Rouen-jewelry.jpg

The area of the Somme valley, is really so pretty, could have and should have painted more - BUT- Rouen, in Normandy, is NOT to be missed if you're ever in France. I only sketched a few things there ( pen & inks only) ...way too much to see and enjoy in that wonderful city.

Already planning a trip back next year, in the late spring ... we want to see what blooms in the fields around Mons Boubert, and we want to stay in the house again!
Mons Boubert - maison
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Sep-2006/22382-Front_of_house_on_a_good_day-Large_Small.JPG

C & C most welcome.
:)
Judy

JeffG
09-21-2006, 10:48 AM
Those are delightful! :thumbsup:

pinkrybns
09-21-2006, 10:58 AM
Wow, thank you so much Jeff! I really appreciate that you looked!!
I love your ET work and I really want to head toward ET... I like to take my time on things, but I'm just getting comfortable in gouache before I leap into ET...or is it stroll over, since it's a slow medium? :p :D
Thanks again.

andymathis
09-21-2006, 12:28 PM
Very nice. The sketch book images are great. Scan and enlarge them as an art piece.

pinkrybns
09-21-2006, 01:07 PM
Thanks Andy. :)

The sketch book images are great. Scan and enlarge them as an art piece. How do you mean? as prints?

I want to paint the Big Fish over ...larger, but I fear I'll loose the spontenaity (sp?) of my lines that is/are in the sketch. Hmm, I'll have to put my mind back on the beach at Dieppe....ahhhh, wonderful memories :D

Meisie
09-21-2006, 01:09 PM
Judy as always your work is beautiful! Love your gouaches....especially the tablecloth ;) but those sketchbook pages?!?!?! If I've said it a 100 times, I'll say it 1000 times : they are the BEST. I lovelovelove your sketches!

That's for sharing and inspiring!

Charne

pinkrybns
09-21-2006, 01:24 PM
Bedankt Meisie :)

Look, just for you Meisie...what the Kermits were up to this trip.
(All serious artists need not pay attention... :lol: :p :p )

Big Kerm in Rouen near the Jeanne d'Arc cathedral (exact place where she was martyred... yikes).
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Sep-2006/22382-Big_kerm_in_Rouen_France.jpg

"Petit" Kerm taking the air (and water) at Berck Plage (Nord pas de Calais, just over the border of the Somme) ... heh heh. Big Kerm couldn't go in the water.:(
Fact: the air here is supposed to be full of iodine, so good for bone illnesses... lots of people go here, there is a large hospital on the beach. I dunno, but it was very windy and yep, uhm, lots of sea smells...actually rather delightful.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Sep-2006/22382-Petit_Kerm_at_Berck_Plage-_France.jpg

Both Kerms fooling around in a plum tree at Mons-Boubert... yeah at twilight, those devils!
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Sep-2006/22382-The_kerms_farting_about_in_the_trees_at_Mons_Boubert.jpg

:D :wave:

Weezy
09-21-2006, 01:39 PM
Good thing you put him in! I was going to ask if you had travelled sans the green kulprit. Couldn't imagine that!

Loved the drawings most of all......wonderful trip . I so envy you. I hope you at least had one verre de vin for me Judy! If not, and you need an excuse to return, feel free to use that one. You need to get a glass of wine for Louise!

Meisie
09-21-2006, 01:49 PM
:clap: :clap: :clap: what those guys don't get up to, petit Kerm even got his toes wet :eek: :D

Me

pinkrybns
09-21-2006, 03:43 PM
I hope you at least had one verre de vin for me Judy! Mais naturellement ! (But of course!)
If not, and you need an excuse to return, feel free to use that one. You need to get a glass of wine for Louise!Pour vous, Louise :D

On the left: Dinner in Le Treport with the Chablis! On the right: Salad I made for lunch with Roquefort and the Rosé!
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Sep-2006/22382-Dinner_in_Le_Treport_with_Chablis.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Sep-2006/22382-Salad_I_made_in_Mons-Boubert.jpg

mmmm lekker! (delicious)

:) Judy

JamieWG
09-21-2006, 07:22 PM
Oh, Judy, *drool, drool, drool* these are all gorgeous! I'm going to come back and comment more at length on individual pieces when I have a chance, but while I'm here just had to say how IMPRESSED I am! These are really alive!

Jamie

Terry Wynn
09-22-2006, 10:00 AM
Hi, Judy, I think Jamie said it best - these are alive. Wonderful, wonderful, thanks for posting. Looks like a lovely vacation.

Terry

Meisie
09-22-2006, 01:49 PM
Dubbel lekker!

Meisie

Weezy
09-22-2006, 01:57 PM
Oh man, I so wanted to be a label on your suitcase! That second one, with the rose wine looks like you might have had a still life in the flesh, if you had not eaten it first!:evil: :wink2:

Thanks so much for letting us go along in spirit, Judy! How delightful it all looks.

pinkrybns
09-23-2006, 04:56 AM
Thank you Terry, Meisie & Weezy

But let's get real here, that second painting (not the sketches) I did of the Kites at Dieppe is HORRIBLE... but I did it, eh? :lol: :D and I posted it too! :D :D


:)
Judy

Robin Neudorfer
09-23-2006, 09:54 PM
Wonderful! I so love your sketches, and what fun to see a kite festival. You have given us the next best thing.
If you would be so kind, would you post your sketches in the D&S sketchbook thread. Everyone there I know would love to see them. When you have time.

pinkrybns
09-24-2006, 06:48 AM
Thank you Robin! :) (sent you a PM)

Jamie...no drooling allowed, gouache is watersoluable, you know! :eek: :D

:wave:

Meisie
09-25-2006, 11:39 AM
Thank you Terry, Meisie & Weezy

But let's get real here, that second painting (not the sketches) I did of the Kites at Dieppe is HORRIBLE... but I did it, eh? :lol: :D and I posted it too! :D :D


:)
Judy


echt waar, brave meid ;)

btw...love your blog... uhmm...the cats blog :rolleyes: :D

Meisie

RobinZ
09-26-2006, 01:08 PM
Oh, Judy, these are WONDERFUL!!!! You really capture something special in these pieces. I think this is YOUR MEDIUM!! They are so fresh and lively... Now you're going to make me go back to the art store...

pinkrybns
09-26-2006, 04:19 PM
Hiya RobinZ :wave: Thanks !

hmm, yes ... art store ...I'm going tomorrow, I need more white! It seems I always needed more white in CP, now I need it in gouache :eek: :D :D

Meisie, Finn & Sas said "bedankt en groetjes" :cat: :lol:

Katherine T
10-02-2006, 07:28 AM
Hi Judy - I'm just back myself as well and am starting to sort my sketches out too. You look like you've been very industrious this summer - and the moleskine page size and the gouache seem to suit you extremely well. Nice work. Loved the Kermie and food photos too - naturellement!

One query: Are you doing this in the sketchbook Moleskine or the watercolour Moleskine?

And one request - as you've got all of your sketches neatly in one place can I put a link to them in my "Travels with a Sketchbook" (http://travelsketch.blogspot.com/) blog - in the bit where I link to other people's sketchbooks?

pinkrybns
10-02-2006, 11:09 AM
Hiya Katherine,
Thanks for the compliments. :) Yeah, vacations seem to make me more productive/industrious... less daily, at home, distractions ... I guess ( and no computer! lol).

I only did one piece in my large watercolor Moleskine (crabapple tree in Chenevières - in this thread over in AFL forum (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=369386)). I don't really like the watercolor Moleskine. I bought a large one and a small one and won't be buying any more. I'm just not a fan of them.

However, I do really love the regular Moleskine sketchbooks! So, apart from that one in the wc, all the other sketches were indeed done in a large regular Moleskine sketchbook that is now dedicated to trips in "la belle France"! ;) :)

Yep, sure you can link, if you'd like to. Thank you! This was the first trip (split vacation this year) thread posted here: "Some Gwashy Things in France" (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=369250), or you could link to this post in my blog where I have all the sketches (and some paintings) from both trips ganged up - gives some idea of my experiences. "Kats-in-Klompen, post: They're back! Zij zijn terug!" (http://kats-in-klompen.blogspot.com/2006/09/theyre-back-zij-zijn-terug.html)

I bet you must be busy organizing all your thoughts and inspirations from your trips away. To be honest, I'm ready to go on another trip! :D

:wave:
Judy

Katherine T
10-02-2006, 01:30 PM
Thanks Judy - and I've put a link to your blogpost in my blog.

pinkrybns
10-02-2006, 06:43 PM
Thanks Judy - and I've put a link to your blogpost in my blog. Katherine:
I thank you, the naughty cats thank you, the moleskine thanks you and the Kermies as well!
( feeling a bit goofy tonight, pardon me :rolleyes: and no, I haven't been sniffing casein! :D )

Sonia
10-03-2006, 03:24 PM
I really enjoy looking at other artists' sketches, and yours are no exception. I have just returned from three weeks in the Lake District (northern England) -absolutely spectacular scenery, vast action-packed skies. Sadly, I feel completely inadequate when it comes to recording nature's stunning landscapes - I'm more at home with close-ups, flowers and fruit or decaying buildings. However, I will always attempt the wider view.

Keep up the good work!

Katherine T
10-03-2006, 08:04 PM
Katherine:
I thank you, the naughty cats thank you, the moleskine thanks you and the Kermies as well!
( feeling a bit goofy tonight, pardon me :rolleyes: and no, I haven't been sniffing casein! :D )Tell me - you didn't bring any wine back from France by any chance? :rolleyes:

lonestar
10-03-2006, 10:36 PM
i adore your sketches! great work!...and you had such a beautiful place to create them!
dawn

pinkrybns
10-04-2006, 07:38 PM
Thank you Sonia and Dawn!

Sonia, I too am more comfortable with close-ups of flowers/objects on my desk...but the more I make small steps into getting down in my sketchbooks at least the feeling that a landscape induces in me, I become a little less daunted by them ( I hope). I might even surprise myself and do a bigger painting one day (might..) Just keep at it! baby steps.

Tell me - you didn't bring any wine back from France by any chance? :rolleyes:
Katherine,
Moi?! Je ne touche jamais la substance, mon petit chou !
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Oct-2006/22382-sm1_783.gif


:cat:
Judy

Meisie
10-04-2006, 10:50 PM
hhhhhhhmmmmmmmmm okay I thought I should give up on plein aire landscapes....but maybe I'll stick with it a little longer? I get sooooo bogged down in the details :rolleyes: :)

Meisie


'Moi?! Je ne touche jamais la substance, mon petit chou !'

yeah right ;) I don't know much french, but this is easy enough..... :D